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Matthew

Matthew Chapter 1↑

1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;

1:3 and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Ram;

1:4 and Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon;

1:5 and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

1:6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;

1:7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa;

1:8 and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;

1:9 and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah;

1:10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah;

1:11 and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon.

1:12 And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;

1:13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

1:14 and Azor begat Zadok; and Zadok begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

1:15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

1:16 and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

1:17 So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations.

1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

1:19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

1:20 But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

1:21 And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.

1:22 Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

1:23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.

1:24 And Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife;

1:25 and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Matthew Chapter 2↑

2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

2:2 saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

2:3 And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

2:4 And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written through the prophet,

2:6 And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, art in no wise least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come forth a governor, who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.

2:7 Then Herod privily called the wise men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.

2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

2:9 And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

2:10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11 And they came into the house and saw(S1550, found) the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshiped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

2:13 Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

2:14 And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt;

2:15 and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did I call my son.

2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the wise men.

2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

2:18 A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; And she would not be comforted, because they are not.

2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2:20 saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

2:21 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither; and being warned of God in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee,

2:23 and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Matthew Chapter 3↑

3:1 And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

3:2 and saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3:4 Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

3:5 Then went out unto him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan;

3:6 and they were baptized of him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance:

3:9 and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

3:10 And even now the axe lieth at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3:11 I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

3:12 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire.

3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

3:14 But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

3:15 But Jesus answered and said unto him, Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.

3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightaway from the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him;

3:17 and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew Chapter 4↑

4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered.

4:3 And the tempter came to him and said, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.

4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

4:5 Then the devil taketh him into the holy city, and setteth him on the pinnacle of the temple,

4:6 and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, on their hands they shall bear thee up, lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:7 Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.

4:8 Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

4:9 and he saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4:11 Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee;

4:13 and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali:

4:14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

4:15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,

4:16 The people that sat in darkness saw a great light, and to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, to them did light spring up.

4:17 From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.

4:19 And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

4:20 And they straightaway left the nets, and followed him.

4:21 And going on from thence he saw two other brethren, James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

4:22 And they straightaway left the boat and their father, and followed him.

4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people.

4:24 And the report of him went forth into all Syria: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with diverse diseases and torments, and possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he healed them.

4:25 And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.

Matthew Chapter 5↑

5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:

5:2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

5:6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

5:10 Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5:11 Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.

5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

5:15 Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.

5:16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

5:17 Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.

5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished.

5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

5:20 For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

5:21 Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be subject to the judgment:

5:22 but I say unto you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without cause shall be subject to the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be subject to the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be subject to the Gehenna of fire.

5:23 If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee,

5:24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

5:26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last penny.

5:27 Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

5:28 but I say unto you, that everyone that looketh on a woman(Or, married woman) to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

5:29 And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into Gehenna.

5:30 And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into Gehenna.

5:31 And it was said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

5:32 but I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.

5:33 Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

5:34 but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;

5:35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

5:37 But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.

5:38 Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

5:39 but I say unto you, Resist not him that is evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

5:40 And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.

5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

5:43 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:

5:44 but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you;

5:45 that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.

5:46 For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

5:48 Ye therefore shall be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew Chapter 6↑

6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

6:2 When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

6:4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret himself shall recompense thee openly.

6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee openly.

6:7 And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

6:8 Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on the earth.

6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.

6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

6:18 that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee openly.

6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal:

6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

6:21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon(Or, riches).

6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than raiment?

6:26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they?

6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?

6:28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

6:29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

6:30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

6:31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

6:32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

6:34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew Chapter 7↑

7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you again.

7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?

7:5 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.

7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

7:8 for everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

7:9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;

7:10 and if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?

7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

7:12 All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.

7:13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby:

7:14 because narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.

7:15 But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

7:16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

7:20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

7:21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works?

7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work lawlessness.

7:24 Everyone therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock:

7:25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock.

7:26 And everyone that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

7:27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.

7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching:

7:29 for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Matthew Chapter 8↑

8:1 And when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

8:2 And behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

8:3 And Jesus stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightaway his leprosy was cleansed.

8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

8:6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8:8 And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

8:9 For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

8:10 And when Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

8:11 And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:

8:12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in that hour.

8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever.

8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered unto them.

8:16 And when even was come, they brought unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick:

8:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, He took our infirmities, and bare our diseases.

8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

8:19 And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

8:21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

8:23 And when he was entered into the boat, his disciples followed him.

8:24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save us, Lord; we perish.

8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

8:27 And the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way.

8:29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

8:30 Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

8:31 And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters.

8:33 And they that fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to them that were possessed with demons.

8:34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart from their borders.

Matthew Chapter 9↑

9:1 And he entered into the boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.

9:2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, take courage; thy sins are forgiven thee.

9:3 And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

9:4 And Jesus seeing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

9:5 For which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk

9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.

9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.

9:9 And as Jesus passed by from thence, he saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the place of toll: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

9:10 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, that behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.

9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Teacher with the publicans and sinners?

9:12 But when Jesus heard it, he said unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.

9:13 But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

9:14 Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

9:15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.

9:16 And no man putteth a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment; for that which should fill it up taketh from the garment, and a worse rent is made.

9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins: else the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins will perish: but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.

9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain(S1550, omits certain) ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

9:20 And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment:

9:21 for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.

9:22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, take courage; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult,

9:24 he saith unto them, Give place: for the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

9:25 But when the crowd was put forth, he entered in, and took her by the hand; and the damsel arose.

9:26 And the fame hereof went forth into all that land.

9:27 And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done unto you.

9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

9:31 But they went forth, and spread abroad his fame in all that land.

9:32 And as they went forth, behold, there was brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon.

9:33 And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spake: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

9:34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of demons casteth he out demons.

9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people.

9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered(Or, dejected), as sheep not having a shepherd.

9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few.

9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.

Matthew Chapter 10↑

10:1 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.

10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus;

10:4 Simon the Cananite(Or, Zealot), and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans:

10:6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.

10:9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses(Or, [money] belts);

10:10 no wallet(Or, bag) for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staves(S1550, staff): for the laborer is worthy of his food.

10:11 And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

10:12 And as ye enter into the house, salute it.

10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.

10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you;

10:18 and ye shall even be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

10:19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak.

10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

10:21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

10:24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub(S1550, Beelzebul), how much more them of his household!

10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hidden, that shall not be known.

10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

10:28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father:

10:30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

10:31 Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

10:32 Everyone therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven

10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.

10:34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

10:35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law:

10:36 and a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

10:38 And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Matthew Chapter 11↑

11:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.

11:2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples

11:3 and said unto him, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

11:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye hear and see:

11:5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them.

11:6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

11:7 And as these went their way, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken with the wind?

11:8 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft raiment are in kings' houses.

11:9 But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not arisen one greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.

11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

11:14 And if ye are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, that is to come.

11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the marketplaces, and calling unto their fellows,

11:17 and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed unto you, and ye did not mourn.

11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.

11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And wisdom is justified by her children.

11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.

11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you.

11:23 And thou, Capernaum, who art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down unto Hades: for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this day.

11:24 But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

11:25 At that season Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes:

11:26 yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.

11:27 All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.

11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew Chapter 12↑

12:1 At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat.

12:2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath.

12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, he, and they that were with him;

12:4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him, but only for the priests?

12:5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

12:6 But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here.

12:7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

12:8 For the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.

12:9 And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue:

12:10 and behold, there was a man having his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? that they might accuse him.

12:11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12:12 How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.

12:13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

12:14 But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

12:15 And Jesus perceiving it withdrew from thence: and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them all,

12:16 and charged them that they should not make him known:

12:17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

12:18 Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.

12:19 He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; neither shall anyone hear his voice in the streets.

12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a demon, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb man both spake and saw.

12:23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David?

12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebul the prince of demons.

12:25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

12:26 and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

12:27 And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

12:28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

12:29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house.

12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

12:31 Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men.

12:32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.

12:33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

12:34 Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

12:35 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

12:36 And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

12:38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee.

12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet:

12:40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

12:41 The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

12:43 But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not.

12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.

12:46 And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

12:47 And one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee.

12:48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew Chapter 13↑

13:1 And on that day Jesus went out from the house, and sat by the seaside.

13:2 And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into the boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach.

13:3 And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;

13:4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured them:

13:5 and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightaway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:

13:6 and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

13:7 And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them:

13:8 and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

13:9 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

13:11 And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries(Or, secrets) of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath.

13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

13:14 And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest haply they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn again, and I should heal them.

13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

13:17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.

13:18 Hear ye then the parable of the sower.

13:19 When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the wayside.

13:20 And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightaway with joy receiveth it;

13:21 yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightaway he stumbleth.

13:22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world(Lit., age), and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

13:23 And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

13:24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed(S1550, soweth) good seed in his field:

13:25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

13:26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?

13:28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we should go and gather them up?

13:29 But he said, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.

13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.

13:31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

13:32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches thereof.

13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

13:34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

13:35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

13:36 Then Jesus left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

13:37 And he answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

13:38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;

13:39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.

13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of this age.

13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do lawlessness,

13:42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls:

13:46 who, when he found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

13:48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away.

13:49 So shall it be in the end of the age: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous,

13:50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

13:52 And he said unto them, Therefore every scribe who hath been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

13:53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

13:54 And coming into his own country he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James(Lit., Jacob), and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Matthew Chapter 14↑

14:1 At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,

14:2 and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him.

14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

14:4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.

14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.

14:8 And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.

14:9 And the king was grieved; but because of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;

14:10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.

14:11 And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus.

14:13 And when Jesus heard it, he withdrew from thence in a boat, to a desert place apart: and when the multitudes heard thereof, they followed him on foot from the cities.

14:14 And Jesus came forth, and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.

14:15 And when even was come, his disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

14:16 But Jesus said unto them, They have no need to go away; give ye them to eat.

14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fish.

14:18 And he said, Bring them hither to me.

14:19 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves, and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

14:20 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

14:21 And they that did eat were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

14:22 And straightaway Jesus constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away.

14:23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.

14:24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary.

14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking upon the sea.

14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.

14:27 But straightaway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Take courage; it is I; be not afraid.

14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee upon the waters.

14:29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus.

14:30 But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.

14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

14:32 And when they had entered into the boat, the wind ceased.

14:33 And they that were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

14:34 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.

14:35 And when the men of that place knew him, they sent into all that region round about, and brought unto him all that were sick;

14:36 and they besought him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched were made whole.

Matthew Chapter 15↑

15:1 Then there come to Jesus the scribes and Pharisees that were from Jerusalem, saying,

15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

15:3 And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.

15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given(Lit., a gift) to God;

15:6 and he shall not honor his father or his mother. And ye have made void the commandment of God because of your tradition.

15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

15:9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the commandments of men.

15:10 And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

15:11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.

15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?

15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.

15:14 Let them alone: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

15:15 And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also even yet without understanding?

15:17 Do ye not yet perceive, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

15:18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.

15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

15:20 these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands defileth not the man.

15:21 And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.

15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

15:24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

15:25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.

15:26 And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

15:27 But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

15:29 And Jesus departed thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.

15:30 And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

15:31 insomuch that the multitudes wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel.

15:32 And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint on the way.

15:33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?

15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fish.

15:35 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the ground;

15:36 and having taken the seven loaves and the fish, he gave thanks and brake, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

15:37 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full.

15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children.

15:39 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.

Matthew Chapter 16↑

16:1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

16:2 But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven(Or, sky) is red.

16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the heaven(Or, sky) is red and lowering. Ye hypocrites, ye know how to discern the face of the heaven(Or, sky); but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.

16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. And he left them, and departed.

16:5 And his disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread.

16:6 And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread.

16:8 And Jesus perceiving it said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

16:9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

16:11 How is it that ye do not perceive that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:12 Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am?

16:14 And they said, Some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

16:15 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?

16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.

16:18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

16:21 From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

16:22 And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall never be unto thee.

16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men.

16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

16:25 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.

16:28 Verily I say unto you, There are some standing here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew Chapter 17↑

17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James(Lit., Jacob), and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

17:2 and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.

17:3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.

17:4 And Peter answered, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

17:5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

17:7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

17:8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only.

17:9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen from the dead.

17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?

17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh first, and shall restore all things:

17:12 but I say unto you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but did unto him whatsoever they would. Even so shall the Son of man also suffer of them.

17:13 Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, and saying,

17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and ofttimes into the water.

17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17:17 And Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving(Or, faithless) and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me.

17:18 And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from that hour.

17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast it out?

17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

17:21 But this kind goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.

17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men;

17:23 and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the half-shekel?

17:25 He saith, Yea. And when he came into the house, Jesus spake first to him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute? from their sons, or from strangers?

17:26 Peter saith unto him, From strangers. Jesus said unto him, Therefore the sons are free.

17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a shekel: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Matthew Chapter 18↑

18:1 In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

18:2 And Jesus called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,

18:3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

18:6 but whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hung upon his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.

18:7 Woe unto the world because of stumbling blocks! for it must needs be that the stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block cometh!

18:8 And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.

18:9 And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire.

18:10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.

18:11 For the Son of man came to save that which was lost.

18:12 How think ye? if any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and go seek on the mountains that which goeth astray?

18:13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray.

18:14 Even so it is not the will of(Lit., before) your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15 And if thy brother sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

18:16 But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.

18:17 And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.

18:18 Verily I say unto you, What things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

18:19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.

18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

18:21 Then came Peter to him and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?

18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.

18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.

18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, that owed him ten thousand talents.

18:25 But forasmuch as he had not wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

18:26 The servant therefore fell down and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:27 And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.

18:28 But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred denarii: and he laid hold on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what thou owest.

18:29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee.

18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due.

18:31 But when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were exceeding sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

18:32 Then his lord called him unto him, and saith to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest me:

18:33 shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow servant, even as I had mercy on thee?

18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

18:35 So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

Matthew Chapter 19↑

19:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan;

19:2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

19:3 And the Pharisees came unto him, trying him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,

19:5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?

19:6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

19:7 They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?

19:8 He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.

19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.

19:11 But he said unto them, Not all men can receive this saying, but they to whom it is given.

19:12 For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for (Lit., of such is)to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.

19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

19:16 And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None is good save one, even God: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

19:18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19:19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed from my youth: what lack I yet?

19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

19:22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.

19:23 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

19:25 And when his disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?

19:26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have?

19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

19:29 And everyone that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.

19:30 But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.

Matthew Chapter 20↑

20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

20:2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle;

20:4 and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you.

20:5 And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.

20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right ye shall receive.

20:8 And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius.

20:10 Now when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a denarius.

20:11 And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,

20:12 saying, These last have spent but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

20:13 But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a denarius?

20:14 Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee.

20:15 Or is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

20:17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and he said unto them,

20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and scribes; and they shall condemn him to death,

20:19 and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third day he shall rise again.

20:20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshiping him, and asking a certain thing of him.

20:21 And he said unto her, What wouldest thou? She saith unto him, Command that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy kingdom.

20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

20:23 And he saith unto them, My cup indeed ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared of my Father.

20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning the two brethren.

20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and they that are great exercise authority over them.

20:26 But it shall not be so be among you: but whosoever would become great among you let him be your minister;

20:27 and whosoever would be first among you, let him be your servant:

20:28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for(Lit., in the place of) many.

20:29 And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

20:30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, thou son of David.

20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, thou son of David.

20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?

20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

20:34 And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and straightaway their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Matthew Chapter 21↑

21:1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

21:2 saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightaway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

21:3 And if anyone say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightaway he will send them.

21:4 Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and riding upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass(Lit., beast of burden).

21:6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus commanded them,

21:7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and (S1550, he sat)they set him on them.

21:8 And the most part of the multitude spread their own garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?

21:11 And the multitudes said, This is Jesus the prophet, who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

21:12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;

21:13 and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.

21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

21:15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation,

21:16 and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected(Or, prepared) praise?

21:17 And he left them, and went forth out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.

21:18 Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered.

21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away.

21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree immediately wither away?

21:21 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be done.

21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

21:23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

21:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?

21:26 But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

21:28 But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.

21:29 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went.

21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.

21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

21:32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, repented not yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain man that was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

21:34 And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner.

21:37 But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

21:38 But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take(Or, seize) his inheritance.

21:39 And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him.

21:40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner; this was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

21:44 And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

21:45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

21:46 And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.

Matthew Chapter 22↑

22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again in parables, saying,

22:2 The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

22:3 and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.

22:4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise;

22:6 and the rest laid hold on his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.

22:7 And when that king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.

22:9 Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

22:10 And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests.

22:11 But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment:

22:12 and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind his feet and hands, take him away, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

22:14 For many are called, but few chosen.

22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his talk.

22:16 And they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for anyone: for thou regardest not the person of men.

22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of me, ye hypocrites?

22:19 Show me the tribute money(Or, coin). And they brought unto him a denarius.

22:20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

22:22 And when they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went away.

22:23 On that day there came to him the Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him,

22:24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother;

22:26 in like manner the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

22:27 And after them all, the woman also died.

22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

22:29 But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.

22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not God of the dead, but of the living.

22:33 And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

22:34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, gathered themselves together.

22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, trying him, and saying,

22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

22:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

22:38 This is the first and great commandment.

22:39 And a second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

22:40 On these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.

22:41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,

22:42 saying, What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

22:44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?

22:45 If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his son?

22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Matthew Chapter 23↑

23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples,

23:2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat:

23:3 all things therefore whatsoever they bid you give heed, these give heed and do: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.

23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they will not move them with their finger.

23:5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: and they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

23:6 and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

23:7 and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your master, even Christ, and all ye are brethren.

23:9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.

23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, even Christ.

23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

23:13 But (S1550, Transpose rest of v. 13 with v. 14)woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter.

23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, even while for a pretense ye make long prayers: therefore ye shall receive greater condemnation.

23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of Gehenna than yourselves.

23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple(Lit., sanctuary), it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple(Lit., sanctuary), he is a debtor.

23:17 Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple(Lit., sanctuary) that sanctifieth the gold?

23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.

23:19 Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

23:20 He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

23:21 And he that sweareth by the temple(Lit., sanctuary), sweareth by it, and by him that hath dwelt therein.

23:22 And he that sweareth by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: these ye ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

23:24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess.

23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside of them may become clean also.

23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchers of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous,

23:30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

23:31 Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets.

23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

23:33 Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of Gehenna?

23:34 Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:

23:35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.

23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chicks under her wings, and ye would not!

23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Matthew Chapter 24↑

24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

24:2 But Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

24:3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age?

24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.

24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray.

24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places.

24:8 But all these things are the beginning of travail.

24:9 Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.

24:10 And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.

24:11 And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.

24:12 And because lawlessness shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.

24:13 But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.

24:15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),

24:16 then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains:

24:17 let him that is on the housetop not go down to take any thing out of his house:

24:18 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his garments.

24:19 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!

24:20 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:

24:21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.

24:22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not.

24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

24:25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.

24:26 If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not.

24:27 For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so also shall be the coming of the Son of man.

24:28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

24:29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

24:30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth(Or, land) mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

24:31 And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

24:32 Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

24:33 even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know ye that he is nigh, even at the doors.

24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished.

24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

24:37 And as were the days of Noah, so also shall be the coming of the Son of man.

24:38 For as in the days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

24:39 and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall be the coming of the Son of man.

24:40 Then shall two men be in the field; the one is taken, and the one is left:

24:41 two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.

24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not in what hour your Lord cometh.

24:43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.

24:44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

24:45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season?

24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

24:47 Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.

24:48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth to come;

24:49 and shall begin to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and to drink with the drunken;

24:50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not,

24:51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew Chapter 25↑

25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

25:3 They that were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them:

25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

25:5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

25:6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom cometh! Come ye forth to meet him.

25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.

25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

25:10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.

25:11 And afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

25:14 For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and straightaway he went on his journey.

25:16 Then he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five talents.

25:17 In like manner also he that received the two, he also gained other two.

25:18 But he that received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

25:19 Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them.

25:20 And he that received the five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: lo, I have gained other five talents besides them.

25:21 And his lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25:22 And he also that received the two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents besides them.

25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25:24 And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not scatter;

25:25 and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.

25:26 But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;

25:27 thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

25:28 Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath the ten talents.

25:29 For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

25:30 And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

25:31 But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

25:32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats;

25:33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

25:35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

25:36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink?

25:38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

25:39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto me.

25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels:

25:42 for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;

25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

25:44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of the least of these, ye did it not unto me.

25:46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.

Matthew Chapter 26↑

26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples,

26:2 Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

26:3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;

26:4 and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

26:5 But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.

26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

26:7 there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat.

26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?

26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

26:10 But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

26:12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.

26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

26:14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

26:15 and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver.

26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him unto them.

26:17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we should make ready for thee to eat the passover?

26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Teacher saith, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

26:20 Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve;

26:21 and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him each of them, Is it I, Lord?

26:23 And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

26:24 The Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it (Lit., for him if that man had not been born)for that man if he had not been born.

26:25 And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He saith unto him, Thou hast said.

26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, and blessed it, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

26:28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins.

26:29 But I say unto you, that I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

26:32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

26:33 But Peter answered and said unto him, Even if all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.

26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

26:35 Peter saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, I will not deny thee. And likewise also said all the disciples.

26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.

26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me.

26:39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

26:42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

26:43 And he cometh and findeth them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy.

26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.

26:45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

26:46 Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.

26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him.

26:49 And straightaway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.

26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

26:51 And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

26:52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.

26:53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot now beseech my Father, and he shall send(Lit., place beside) me more than twelve legions of angels?

26:54 How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

26:55 In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye took me not.

26:56 But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

26:57 And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

26:58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end.

26:59 Now the chief priests, and the elders, and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

26:60 and they found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. But afterward came two false witnesses,

26:61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple(Lit., sanctuary) of God, and to build it in three days.

26:62 And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God.

26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

26:65 Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy:

26:66 what think ye? They answered and said, He is worthy of death.

26:67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands,

26:68 saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?

26:69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.

26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and saith unto them there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.

26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.

26:73 And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for even thy speech maketh thee known.

26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightaway the cock crowed.

26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Matthew Chapter 27↑

27:1 Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

27:2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate the governor.

27:3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

27:4 saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to it.

27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

27:6 And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.

27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

27:8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom they of the children of Israel did price;

27:10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

27:12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

27:13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

27:14 And he gave him no answer, not even to one word: insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.

27:15 Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they would.

27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

27:17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?

27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

27:19 And while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

27:20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

27:21 But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified.

27:24 So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it.

27:25 And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

27:26 Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified.

27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

27:29 And they plaited a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they knelt down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

27:30 And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

27:31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led him away to crucify him.

27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, The place of a skull,

27:34 they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he would not drink.

27:35 But, crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting a lot: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast a lot.

27:36 and they sat and watched him there.

27:37 And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27:38 Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left.

27:39 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads,

27:40 and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple(Lit., sanctuary), and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross.

27:41 And in like manner also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

27:43 He trusteth in God; let him deliver him now, if he desireth him: for he said, I am the Son of God.

27:44 And the robbers also that were crucified with him cast upon him the same reproach.

27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.

27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

27:47 And some of them that stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calleth Elijah.

27:48 And straightaway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

27:49 And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to save him.

27:50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.

27:51 And behold, the veil of the temple(Lit., sanctuary) was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;

27:52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;

27:53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

27:54 Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

27:55 And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

27:56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James(Lit., Jacob) and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

27:57 And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

27:58 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.

27:59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

27:60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.

27:61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulcher.

27:62 Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,

27:63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, After three days I rise again.

27:64 Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first.

27:65 And Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it as sure as ye can(Or, know how).

27:66 So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

Matthew Chapter 28↑

28:1 Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.

28:2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

28:3 His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

28:4 and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men.

28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified.

28:6 He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying.

28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; and lo, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

28:8 And they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.

28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, then behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.

28:10 Then saith Jesus unto them, Fear not: go tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

28:11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told unto the chief priests all the things that were come to pass.

28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money unto the soldiers,

28:13 saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care.

28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continueth until this day.

28:16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

28:17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

28:18 And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.

28:19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:

28:20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always(Lit., all the days), even unto the end of the age. Amen.

Mark

Mark Chapter 1↑

1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

1:2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;

1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight;

1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.

1:5 And there went out unto him all the country of Judea, and they of Jerusalem; and they were all baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

1:6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

1:7 And he preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

1:8 I indeed baptized you in water; but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan.

1:10 And straightaway coming up from the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:

1:11 and a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

1:12 And straightaway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.

1:13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

1:14 Now after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

1:15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.

1:16 And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers.

1:17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

1:18 And straightaway they left their nets, and followed him.

1:19 And going on a little further thence, he saw James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets.

1:20 And straightaway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.

1:21 And they go into Capernaum; and straightaway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.

1:22 And they were astonished at his teaching: for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

1:24 saying, Ah! what have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Nazarene? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

1:26 And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.

1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? what new teaching is this, that with authority he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him?

1:28 And the report of him went out straightaway into all the region of Galilee round about.

1:29 And straightaway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James(Lit., Jacob) and John.

1:30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and straightaway they tell him of her:

1:31 and he came and took her by her hand, and raised her up; and straightaway the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were sick, and them that were possessed with demons.

1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

1:34 And he healed many that were sick with diverse diseases, and cast out many demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him.

1:35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.

1:36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him;

1:37 and when they had found him, they say unto him, All are seeking thee.

1:38 And he saith unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

1:39 And he was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons.

1:40 And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

1:41 And Jesus, being moved with compassion, stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou made clean.

1:42 And when he had spoken, straightaway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.

1:43 And he strictly charged him, and straightaway sent him out,

1:44 and saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

1:45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the matter, insomuch that he could no more openly enter into a city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

Mark Chapter 2↑

2:1 And he entered again into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

2:2 And straightaway many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.

2:3 And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.

2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.

2:5 And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.

2:6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

2:7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but one, even God?

2:8 And straightaway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

2:9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy),

2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.

2:12 And straightaway he arose, and took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

2:13 And he went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

2:14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

2:15 And it came to pass, as he was sitting at meat in his house, that many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

2:16 And the scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw him eating with the publicans and sinners, said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

2:17 And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

2:18 And the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

2:19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

2:20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast in those days.

2:21 And no man seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and a worse rent is made.

2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine doth burst the skins, and the wine is spilled, and the skins will perish: but new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.

2:23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.

2:24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

2:25 And he said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?

2:26 How he entered into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests, and gave also to them that were with him?

2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath:

2:28 so that the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.

Mark Chapter 3↑

3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had his hand withered.

3:2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.

3:3 And he saith unto the man that had his hand withered, Stand forth.

3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their heart, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored whole, as the other.

3:6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightaway with the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

3:7 And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judea,

3:8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard of all that he did, came unto him.

3:9 And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:

3:10 for he had healed many; insomuch that as many as had afflictions pressed upon him that they might touch him.

3:11 And the unclean spirits, whensoever they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

3:12 And he charged them much that they should not make him known.

3:13 And he goeth up into the mountain, and calleth unto him whom he himself would; and they went unto him.

3:14 And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

3:15 and to have authority to heal diseases, and to cast out demons:

3:16 and Simon he surnamed Peter;

3:17 and James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James(Lit., Jacob); and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:

3:18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananite(Or, Zealot),

3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. And they come into a house.

3:20 And a multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

3:21 And when his friends(Or, kinsmen) heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

3:22 And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebul, and, By the prince of demons casteth he out demons.

3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

3:26 And if Satan hath risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

3:27 No one can enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

3:29 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath not forgiveness for ever, but is subject to eternal judgment:

3:30 because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

3:31 There come then his brethren and mother; and, standing without, they sent unto him, calling him.

3:32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother, and thy brethren without seek for thee.

3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my brethren?

3:34 And looking round on them that sat round about him, he saith, Behold, my mother and my brethren!

3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

Mark Chapter 4↑

4:1 And again he began to teach by the seaside. And there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into the boat, and sat in the sea; and all the multitude was by the sea on the land.

4:2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his teaching,

4:3 Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow:

4:4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds of the heaven came and devoured it.

4:5 And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth; and straightaway it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth:

4:6 but when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

4:7 And other fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

4:8 And other fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and brought forth, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.

4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you is given to know the mystery(Or, secret) of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables:

4:12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn, and their sins should be forgiven them.

4:13 And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?

4:14 The sower soweth the word.

4:15 And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, straightaway cometh Satan, and taketh away the word which hath been sown in their hearts.

4:16 And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, straightaway receive it with joy;

4:17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightaway they stumble.

4:18 And these are they that are sown among the thorns; (S1550, these are they that)such as hear the word,

4:19 and the cares of this world(Lit., age), and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

4:20 And these are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.

4:21 And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the stand?

4:22 For there is not anything hidden, which shall not be manifested; neither was anything (Or, concealed)made secret, but that it should come to light.

4:23 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given unto you that hear.

4:25 For whoso hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath.

4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;

4:27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how.

4:28 For the earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, straightaway he putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come.

4:30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison(Lit., parable) shall we compare(Or, portray) it?

4:31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth, is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth,

4:32 yet when it is sown, groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow thereof.

4:33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it;

4:34 and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his disciples he expounded all things.

4:35 And on that day, when even was come, he saith unto them, Let us go over unto the other side.

4:36 And leaving the multitude, they take him with them, even as he was, in the boat. And other little boats also were with him.

4:37 And there ariseth a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat, insomuch that it was now filling.

4:38 And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him, and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?

4:39 And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark Chapter 5↑

5:1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.

5:2 And when he was come out of the boat, straightaway there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

5:3 who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could bind him, no, not with chains;

5:4 because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no man had strength to tame him.

5:5 And always, night and day, in the mountains and in the tombs, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

5:6 But when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him;

5:7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not.

5:8 For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.

5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion; for we are many.

5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountainside a great herd of swine feeding.

5:12 And all the demons besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

5:13 And straightaway Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea (and they were about two thousand); and they were drowned in the sea.

5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they came out to see what it was that had come to pass.

5:15 And they come to Jesus, and behold him that was possessed with demons sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind, even him that had the legion: and they were afraid.

5:16 And they that saw it declared unto them how it befell him that was possessed with demons, and concerning the swine.

5:17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their borders.

5:18 And when he was entered into the boat, he that had been possessed with demons besought him that he might be with him.

5:19 But Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go to thy house unto thy own friends, and tell them all that the Lord hath done for thee, and how he had mercy on thee.

5:20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him: and all men marveled.

5:21 And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat unto the other side, a great multitude was gathered unto him; and he was by the sea.

5:22 And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his feet,

5:23 and besought him much, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death: I pray thee, that thou come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be made whole; and she shall live.

5:24 And he went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and they thronged him.

5:25 And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,

5:26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

5:27 having heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.

5:28 For she said, If I touch but his garments, I shall be made whole.

5:29 And straightaway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

5:30 And straightaway Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my garments?

5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

5:32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy affliction.

5:35 While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further?

5:36 But straightaway Jesus, when he heard the word that was spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.

5:37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James(Lit., Jacob), and John the brother of James(Lit., Jacob).

5:38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he beholdeth a tumult, and(S1550, omits and) them weeping and wailing greatly.

5:39 And when he was entered in, he saith unto them, Why make ye a tumult, and weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth.

5:40 And they laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all forth, taketh the father of the child and her mother and them that were with him, and goeth in where the child was lying.

5:41 And taking the child by the hand, he saith unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise.

5:42 And straightaway the damsel rose up, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were amazed with a great amazement.

5:43 And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Mark Chapter 6↑

6:1 And he went out from thence; and he came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

6:2 And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James(Lit., Jacob), and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended in him.

6:4 And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

6:6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.

6:7 And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

6:8 and he charged them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no wallet(Or, bag), no bread, no money(Lit., brass) in their purse(Or, [money] belt);

6:9 but to go shod with sandals: and, said he, Put not on two coats.

6:10 And he said unto them, Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye depart thence.

6:11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, as ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

6:13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

6:14 And king Herod heard thereof; for his name had become known: and he said, John the Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.

6:15 Others said, It is Elijah. And others said, It is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

6:16 But Herod, when he heard thereof, said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.

6:17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married her.

6:18 For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

6:19 And Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him; and she could not;

6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he did many things; and he heard him gladly.

6:21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;

6:22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat at meat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

6:23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

6:24 And she went out, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

6:25 And she came in straightaway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me forthwith on a platter the head of John the Baptist.

6:26 And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he would not reject her.

6:27 And straightaway the king sent forth a guardsman, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

6:28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel gave it to her mother.

6:29 And when his disciples heard thereof, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a(S1550, the) tomb.

6:30 And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told him all things, even whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught.

6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

6:32 And they went away to a desert place by boat privately.

6:33 And the multitudes saw them going, and many knew him, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.

6:34 And Jesus, when he came forth, saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

6:35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples having come unto him say, The place is desert, and the day is now far spent;

6:36 send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

6:37 But he answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii' worth of bread, and give them to eat?

6:38 And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fish.

6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

6:41 And he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake the loaves; and he gave to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish divided he among them all.

6:42 And they all ate, and were filled.

6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces, and of the fish.

6:44 And they that ate the loaves were about five thousand men.

6:45 And straightaway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself sent the multitude away.

6:46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray.

6:47 And when even was come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

6:48 And he saw them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them:

6:49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed it to be a ghost, and cried out;

6:50 for they all saw him, and were troubled. And straightaway he spake with them, and saith unto them, Take courage: it is I; be not afraid.

6:51 And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled;

6:52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, for their heart was hardened.

6:53 And when they had crossed over, they came upon the land of Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

6:54 And when they were come out of the boat, straightaway the people knew him,

6:55 and having run round about that whole surrounding region, they began to carry about on their beds those that were sick, thither where they heard that he was.

6:56 And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Mark Chapter 7↑

7:1 And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem:

7:2 and when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.

7:3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently(Or, to the wrist; Lit., with a fist), eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;

7:4 and when they come from the marketplace, except they bathe(Lit., baptize) themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings(Lit., baptizing) of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels, and couches.)

7:5 Then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?

7:6 And he answered and said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7:7 But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

7:8 For leaving the commandment of God, ye hold fast the tradition of men, washings(Lit., baptisms) of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

7:9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition.

7:10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:

7:11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given(Lit., a gift) to God;

7:12 and ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;

7:13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.

7:14 And he called to him all the multitude, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand:

7:15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of him, those are they that defile the man.

7:16 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.

7:17 And when he was entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him;

7:19 because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draft, making all meats clean?

7:20 And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.

7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, adulteries, fornications, murders,

7:22 thefts, covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:

7:23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

7:24 And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not be hidden.

7:25 For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.

7:26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by race. And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.

7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

7:28 But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter.

7:30 And she went away unto her house, and found the demon gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

7:31 And again he went out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.

7:32 And they bring unto him deaf man who (Or, spoke with difficulty)had a hoarse voice; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.

7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;

7:34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

7:35 And straightaway his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

7:36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it.

7:37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mark Chapter 8↑

8:1 In those days, when there was a very great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them,

8:2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat:

8:3 and if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way; for some of them are come from far.

8:4 And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?

8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

8:6 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.

8:7 And they had a few small fish: and having blessed them, he commanded to set them also before them.

8:8 And they ate, and were filled: and they took up, of broken pieces that remained over, seven baskets.

8:9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

8:10 And straightaway he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

8:11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, trying him.

8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

8:13 And he left them, and entering again into the boat departed to the other side.

8:14 And the disciples(S1550, omits the disciples) forgot to take bread; and they had not in the boat with them more than one loaf.

8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

8:16 And they reasoned one with another, saying, It is because we have no bread.

8:17 And Jesus perceiving it saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? do ye not yet perceive, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

8:18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

8:19 When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

8:20 And when the seven among the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces took ye up? And they said, Seven.

8:21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

8:22 And he cometh unto Bethsaida. And they bring to him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him.

8:23 And he took hold of the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught.

8:24 And he looked up, and said, I see men(S1550, adds ; for I behold them) as trees, walking.

8:25 Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw them all clearly.

8:26 And he sent him away to his home, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor tell it to anyone in the village.

8:27 And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men say that I am?

8:28 And they answered, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but others, One of the prophets.

8:29 And he saith unto them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

8:30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

8:32 And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

8:33 But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan; for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men.

8:34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

8:35 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his own life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

8:38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark Chapter 9↑

9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come with power.

9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James(Lit., Jacob), and John, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them;

9:3 and his garments became glistering, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can whiten them.

9:4 And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

9:5 And Peter answereth and saith to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

9:6 For he knew not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

9:7 And there came a cloud overshadowing them: and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.

9:8 And suddenly looking round about, they saw no one anymore, but Jesus only with themselves.

9:9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, save when the Son of man should have risen again from the dead.

9:10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the rising again from the dead should mean.

9:11 And they asked him, saying, How is it that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

9:12 And he answered and said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things: and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many things and be set at nought?

9:13 But I say unto you, that Elijah hath indeed come, and they have also done unto him whatsoever they would, even as it is written of him.

9:14 And when he came to the disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them.

9:15 And straightaway all the multitude, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

9:16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?

9:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Teacher, I brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit;

9:18 and wheresoever it taketh him, it (Or, teareth him)dasheth him down: and he foameth, and grindeth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast it out; and they were not able.

9:19 And he answereth him and saith, O unbelieving(Or, faithless) generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.

9:20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightaway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

9:21 And he asked his father, How long a time is it since this hath come unto him? And he said, From a child.

9:22 And ofttimes it hath cast him both into fire and into water, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

9:23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

9:24 And straightaway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, I believe, Lord; help thou mine unbelief.

9:25 And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

9:26 And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and the boy became as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

9:27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.

9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we could not cast it out?

9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer and fasting.

9:30 And they went forth from thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.

9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.

9:32 But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

9:33 And he came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were ye reasoning among yourselves on the way?

9:34 But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on the way, who was(Or, should be) the greatest.

9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

9:36 And he took a little child, and set him in the midst of them: and taking him in his arms, he said unto them,

9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

9:38 And John answered him, saying, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, who followeth not us; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us.

9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

9:40 For he that is not against us(S1550, you) is for us(S1550, you).

9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

9:42 And whosoever shall cause one of these(S1550, the) little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

9:43 And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into Gehenna, into the inextinguishable fire;

9:44 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:45 And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the inextinguishable fire;

9:46 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:47 And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire;

9:48 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:49 For everyone shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

9:50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltiness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.

Mark Chapter 10↑

10:1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the borders of Judea by the other side of the Jordan: and multitudes come together unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

10:2 And there came unto him the Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.

10:3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

10:6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.

10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;

10:8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.

10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her:

10:12 and if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

10:13 And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked those that brought them.

10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for (Lit., of such is)to such belongeth the kingdom of God.

10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

10:16 And he took them in his arms, laid his hands upon them, and blessed them.

10:17 And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and knelt to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God.

10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother.

10:20 And he answered and said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth.

10:21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me, taking up the cross.

10:22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions.

10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

10:25 It is easier for a camel to go(S1550, enter) through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

10:26 And they were astonished exceedingly, saying among themselves, Then who can be saved?

10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God.

10:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

10:30 but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.

10:31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

10:32 And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were to happen unto him,

10:33 saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and the to scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles:

10:34 and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and the third day he shall rise again.

10:35 And there come near unto him James(Lit., Jacob) and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask.

10:36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

10:37 And they said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy glory.

10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink? and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

10:39 And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink indeed ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

10:40 but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared.

10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James(Lit., Jacob) and John.

10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them.

10:43 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister;

10:44 and whosoever would become first among you, shall be servant of all.

10:45 For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for(Lit., in the place of) many.

10:46 And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, a son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus the blind man, was sitting by the wayside begging.

10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

10:48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Take courage: rise, he calleth thee.

10:50 And he, casting away his garment, rose up, and came to Jesus.

10:51 And Jesus answereth, and saith unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And the blind man said unto him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.

10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And straightaway he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Mark Chapter 11↑

11:1 And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples,

11:2 and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightaway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man hath ever sat; loose him, and bring him.

11:3 And if anyone say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightaway he will send him hither.

11:4 And they went away, and found the colt tied at the door without in the open street; and they loose him.

11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

11:7 And they brought the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and he sat upon him.

11:8 And many spread their garments upon the way; and others cut leafy branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

11:10 Blessed is the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

11:11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, it being now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

11:12 And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered.

11:13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs.

11:14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

11:15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;

11:16 and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple.

11:17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers.

11:18 And the scribes and the chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.

11:19 And when even was come, he went forth out of the city.

11:20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.

11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

11:22 And answering, Jesus saith unto them, Have faith in God.

11:23 For verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith cometh to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

11:24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye ask for, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

11:25 And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against anyone; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

11:27 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders;

11:28 and they say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

11:29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

11:30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.

11:31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

11:32 But if should we say, From men—they feared the people: for all held John to be a prophet indeed.

11:33 And they answer and say unto Jesus, We know not. And Jesus answereth and saith unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

Mark Chapter 12↑

12:1 And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3 But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

12:4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.

12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed: and many others; beating some, and killing some.

12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard.

12:9 What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

12:10 Have ye not read even this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner;

12:11 This was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in talk.

12:14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for anyone; for thou regardest not the person of men, but of a truth teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why make ye trial of me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it.

12:16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

12:17 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.

12:18 And there come unto him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave a wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

12:20 There were then(S1550, omits then) seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed;

12:21 and the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed; and the third likewise:

12:22 and the seven took her, and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.

12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise again, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

12:24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Is it not for this cause that ye err, that ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?

12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels that are in heaven.

12:26 But as touching the dead, that they are raised; have ye not read in the book of Moses, in the place concerning the Bush, how God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

12:28 And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one:

12:30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

12:31 And a second like it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth, Teacher, thou hast well said that there is one God; and there is none other but he:

12:33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

12:35 And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David?

12:36 for David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.

12:37 David himself therefore calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

12:38 And he said unto them in his teaching, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and to have salutations in the marketplaces,

12:39 and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

12:40 they that devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers; these shall receive greater judgment.

12:41 And Jesus sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money(Lit., brass [coins]) into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

12:42 And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a penny.

12:43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow hath cast in more than all they that have into the treasury:

12:44 for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Mark Chapter 13↑

13:1 And as he went forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Teacher, behold, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!

13:2 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.

13:3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James(Lit., Jacob) and John and Andrew asked him privately,

13:4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?

13:5 And Jesus answered them and began to say, Take heed that no man lead you astray.

13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and shall lead many astray.

13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: for these things must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places; and there shall be famines and troubles: these things are the beginnings of travail.

13:9 But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye be brought(S1550, made to stand) for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

13:10 And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.

13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, be not anxious beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.

13:12 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.

13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

13:14 But when ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where he ought not (let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains:

13:15 and let him that is on the housetop not go down to the house, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house:

13:16 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

13:17 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!

13:18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

13:19 For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be.

13:20 And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

13:21 And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ; or, Lo, there; believe it not:

13:22 for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

13:23 But take ye heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.

13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,

13:25 and the stars of heaven shall be falling, and the powers that are in the heavens shall be shaken.

13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.

13:27 And then shall he send forth his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

13:28 Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

13:29 even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that he(Or, it) is nigh, even at the doors.

13:30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, until all these things be accomplished.

13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

13:32 But of that day and hour knoweth no one—not even the angels that are in heaven, not even the Son—except the Father.

13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

13:34 It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

13:35 Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;

13:36 lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Mark Chapter 14↑

14:1 Now after two days was the feast of the passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him with subtlety, and kill him:

14:2 but they said, Not during the feast, lest haply there shall be a tumult of the people.

14:3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very costly; and she brake the alabaster cruse, and poured it over his head.

14:4 But there were some that had indignation among themselves, and saying, For what hath this waste of the ointment been made?

14:5 For this might have been sold for above three hundred denarii, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

14:6 But Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.

14:7 For ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can do them good: but me ye have not always.

14:8 She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for the burying.

14:9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests, that he might deliver him unto them.

14:11 And they, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him unto them.

14:12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, his disciples say unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou mayest eat the passover?

14:13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him;

14:14 and wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the master of the house, The Teacher saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

14:15 And he will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready: there make ready for us.

14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

14:17 And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve.

14:18 And as they sat and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you shall betray me, even he that eateth with me.

14:19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another, Is it I?

14:20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, he that dippeth with me in the dish.

14:21 The Son of man indeed goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it (Lit., for him if that man had not been born)for that man if he had not been born.

14:22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

14:23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and they all drank of it.

14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.

14:25 Verily I say unto you, I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.

14:27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad.

14:28 Howbeit, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

14:29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.

14:30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that today, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.

14:32 And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray.

14:33 And he taketh with him Peter and James(Lit., Jacob) and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled.

14:34 And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch.

14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.

14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt.

14:37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour?

14:38 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

14:39 And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.

14:40 And when he returned, he found them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him.

14:41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

14:42 Arise, let us be going: behold, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

14:43 And straightaway, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, being one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

14:44 Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

14:45 And when he was come, straightaway he came to him, and saith, Rabbi, Rabbi; and kissed him.

14:46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

14:47 But a certain one of them that stood by drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

14:48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves to seize me?

14:49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but this is done that the scriptures might be fulfilled.

14:50 And they all left him, and fled.

14:51 And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body: and the young men lay hold on him;

14:52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

14:53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

14:54 And Peter had followed him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire.

14:55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not.

14:56 For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together.

14:57 And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,

14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple(Lit., sanctuary) that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.

14:59 And not even so did their witness agree together.

14:60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

14:61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and saith unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.

14:63 And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What further need have we of witnesses?

14:64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.

14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the officers did strike him with the palms of their hands.

14:66 And as Peter was in the court beneath, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest;

14:67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and saith, Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.

14:68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest: and he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

14:69 And the maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.

14:70 But he again denied it. And after a little while again they that stood by said to Peter, Of a truth thou art one of them; for thou also art a Galilean, and thy speech is alike.

14:71 But he began to curse, and to swear, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he covered his head and wept.

Mark Chapter 15↑

15:1 And straightaway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

15:2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered and said unto him, Thou sayest.

15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: (S1550, omits rest of verse)but he answered nothing.

15:4 And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

15:5 But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate marveled.

15:6 Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they asked of him.

15:7 And there was one called Barabbas, lying bound with them that had made insurrection with him, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

15:8 And the multitude cried out and began to ask him to do unto them as he had always done.

15:9 And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

15:10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.

15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

15:12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call King of the Jews?

15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

15:14 And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15:15 And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

15:16 And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

15:17 And they clothe him with purple, and plaiting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;

15:18 and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

15:19 And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and bowing their knees worshiped him.

15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on him his own garments. And they lead him out to crucify him.

15:21 And they compel one passing by, Simon a Cyrenian, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

15:22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

15:23 And they gave him wine to drink mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

15:24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what each should take.

15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

15:26 And the superscription of his accusation was written above, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

15:27 And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his left.

15:28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned with transgressors(Lit., lawless ones)

15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha! thou that destroyest the temple(Lit., sanctuary), and buildest it in three days,

15:30 save thyself, and come down from the cross.

15:31 And in like manner also the chief priests mocking him among themselves with the scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

15:32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.

15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

15:35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah.

15:36 And one ran, and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to take him down.

15:37 And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and expired.

15:38 And the veil of the temple(Lit., sanctuary) was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

15:39 And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so cried out, and expired, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

15:40 And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom was also Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James(Lit., Jacob) the less and of Joses, and Salome;

15:41 who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.

15:42 And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

15:43 there came Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable councillor, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

15:44 And Pilate marveled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

15:45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.

15:46 And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

Mark Chapter 16↑

16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James(Lit., Jacob), and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.

16:2 And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.

16:3 And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb?

16:4 and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled away for it was exceeding great.

16:5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.

16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not amazed: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who hath been crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold, the place where they laid him!

16:7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the tomb; and trembling and astonishment had come upon them: and they said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.

16:9 Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

16:10 She went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.

16:11 And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, disbelieved.

16:12 And after these things he was manifested in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

16:13 And they went away and told it unto the rest: neither believed they them.

16:14 Afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat at meat; and he reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them that had seen him after he was risen.

16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to (Or, every creature)the whole creation.

16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.

16:17 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;

16:18 they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover(Lit., be well).

16:19 So then the Lord, after he had spoken unto them, was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

Luke

Luke Chapter 1↑

1:1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been fulfilled(Or, most surely believed) among us,

1:2 even as they delivered them unto us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word,

1:3 it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus;

1:4 that thou mightest know the certainty concerning the things wherein thou wast instructed.

1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the course of Abijah: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.

1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

1:7 And they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years(Lit., days).

1:8 Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

1:9 according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple(Lit., sanctuary) of the Lord and burn incense.

1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.

1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

1:12 And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him.

1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zechariah: because thy supplication is heard, and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

1:16 And many of the sons of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord their God.

1:17 And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him.

1:18 And Zechariah said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in her years(Lit., days).

1:19 And the angel answered and said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak unto thee, and to bring thee these good tidings.

1:20 And behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

1:21 And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they marveled while he tarried in the temple(Lit., sanctuary).

1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple(Lit., sanctuary): and he continued making signs unto them, and remained dumb.

1:23 And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration were fulfilled, he departed unto his house.

1:24 And after these days Elizabeth his wife conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying,

1:25 Thus hath the Lord done unto me in the days wherein he looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.

1:26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

1:27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored(Or, graced), the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

1:29 And when she saw him, she was greatly troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be.

1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor(Or, grace) with God.

1:31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

1:33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

1:34 And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten (S1550, omits of thee)of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1:36 And behold, Elizabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren.

1:37 For nothing(Lit., no word) shall be impossible with God.

1:38 And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

1:39 And Mary arose in these days and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah;

1:40 and entered into the house of Zechariah and saluted Elizabeth.

1:41 And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit;

1:42 and she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come unto me?

1:44 For behold, when the voice of thy salutation came into mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

1:45 And blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord.

1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

1:48 For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; And holy is his name.

1:50 And his mercy is unto generations of generations, On them that fear him.

1:51 He hath shown strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

1:52 He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.

1:53 The hungry he hath filled with good things; And the rich he hath sent empty away.

1:54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy

1:55 (As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.

1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned unto her house.

1:57 Now Elizabeth's time was fulfilled that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

1:58 And her neighbors and her kinsfolk heard that the Lord had magnified his mercy toward her; and they rejoiced with her.

1:59 And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zechariah, after the name of his father.

1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

1:61 And they said unto her, There is none among thy kindred that is called by this name.

1:62 And they made signs to his father, what he would have him called.

1:63 And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.

1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, blessing God.

1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea.

1:66 And all that heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, What then shall this child be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.

1:67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

1:68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; For he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people,

1:69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us, In the house of his servant David

1:70 (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old(Or, the age)),

1:71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

1:72 To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant;

1:73 The oath which he sware unto Abraham our father,

1:74 To grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,

1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.

1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;

1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people, In the remission of their sins,

1:78 Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

1:79 To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of peace.

1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

Luke Chapter 2↑

2:1 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled.

2:2 This was the first enrollment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

2:3 And all went to be enrolled, every one to his own city.

2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;

2:5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him as his wife, being great with child.

2:6 And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.

2:9 And lo, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

2:10 And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people:

2:11 for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

2:12 And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in the manger.

2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good pleasure among men.

2:15 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, that the men, the shepherds, said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

2:16 And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger.

2:17 And when they saw it, they made known abroad concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child.

2:18 And all that heard it marveled at the things which were spoken unto them by the shepherds.

2:19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.

2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.

2:21 And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising the child, then(Or, omit then) his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

2:22 And when the days of her(S1550, their) purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord

2:23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),

2:24 and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

2:25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

2:26 And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

2:27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of the law,

2:28 then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

2:29 Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, according to thy word, in peace;

2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples;

2:32 A light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

2:33 And Joseph and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him;

2:34 and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against;

2:35 yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.

2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was (Or, much advanced in days)of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,

2:37 and she was a widow of about fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshiping with fastings and supplications night and day.

2:38 And she, coming up at that very hour, gave thanks unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that were looking for redemption in Jerusalem.

2:39 And when they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

2:41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of the passover.

2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast;

2:43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew it not;

2:44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their kinsfolk and among their acquaintance:

2:45 and when they found him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.

2:46 And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions:

2:47 and all that heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

2:48 And when they saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said unto him, Child, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I sought thee sorrowing.

2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

2:52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Luke Chapter 3↑

3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,

3:2 in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

3:3 And he came into all the region round about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance unto remission of sins;

3:4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough shall become smooth ways;

3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

3:7 He said therefore to the multitudes that went out to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

3:9 And even now the axe also lieth at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3:10 And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then shall we do?

3:11 And he answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let him do likewise.

3:12 And there came also publicans to be baptized, and they said unto him, Teacher, what shall we do?

3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

3:14 And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what shall we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully; and be content with your wages.

3:15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether haply he were the Christ;

3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire:

3:17 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with inextinguishable fire.

3:18 And with many other exhortations therefore preached he good tidings unto the people;

3:19 but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,

3:20 added this also to them all, that he shut up John in the prison.

3:21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

3:23 And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,

3:24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph,

3:25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,

3:26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semei, the son of Joseph, the son of Judah,

3:27 the son of Joanna, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,

3:28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er,

3:29 the son of Jose, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

3:30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judas, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son of Eliakim,

3:31 the son of Melea, the son of Menan(S1550, Mainan), the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,

3:32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,

3:33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Aram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,

3:34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

3:35 the son of Saruch, the son of Reu, the son of Phalec, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,

3:36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

3:37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,

3:38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Luke Chapter 4↑

4:1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit into the wilderness

4:2 during forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he afterward hungered.

4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread.

4:4 And Jesus answered unto him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

4:5 And the devil, leading him up into a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

4:6 And the devil said unto him, To thee will I give all this authority, and the glory of them: for it hath been delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship before me, all shall be thine.

4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4:9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

4:10 for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee:

4:11 and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:12 And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.

4:13 And when the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him for a season.

4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through all the region round about.

4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.

4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of Isaiah the prophet. And he unrolled the book, and found the place where it was written,

4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

4:19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

4:20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

4:21 And he began to say unto them, Today hath this scripture been fulfilled in your ears.

4:22 And all bare him witness, and marveled at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth: and they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

4:23 And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say unto me this parable, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thine own country.

4:24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country.

4:25 But of a truth I say unto you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;

4:26 and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.

4:28 And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things;

4:29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong.

4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

4:31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath day(Or, days):

4:32 and they were astonished at his teaching; for his word was with authority.

4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, that had a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice,

4:34 saying, Ah! what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him, having done him no hurt.

4:36 And amazement came upon all, and they spake together, one with another, saying, What is this word, that with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out?

4:37 And there went forth a rumor concerning him into every place of the region round about.

4:38 And he rose up out of the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon. And Simon's wife's mother was holden with a great fever; and they besought him for her.

4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she rose up and ministered unto them.

4:40 And when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with diverse diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

4:41 And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Christ, the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

4:42 And when it was day, he came out and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him, and would have stayed him, that he should not go from them.

4:43 But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for to this end am I sent.

4:44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

Luke Chapter 5↑

5:1 Now it came to pass, while the multitude pressed upon him to hear the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;

5:2 and he saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

5:3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the multitudes out of the boat.

5:4 And when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draft.

5:5 And Simon answered and said unto him, Master, we toiled the whole night, and took nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net.

5:6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fish; and their net was breaking;

5:7 and they beckoned unto their partners, who were in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.

5:8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

5:9 For for astonishment seized him, and all that were with him, at the draft of the fish which they had taken;

5:10 and so were also James(Lit., Jacob) and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

5:11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.

5:12 And it came to pass, while he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy: and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

5:13 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightaway the leprosy departed from him.

5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go thy way, and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5:15 But so much the more went abroad the report concerning him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

5:16 But he himself withdrew in the deserts, and prayed.

5:17 And it came to pass on one of the days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

5:18 And behold, men bring on a bed a man that was palsied: and they sought to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

5:19 And not finding by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his couch into the midst before Jesus.

5:20 And seeing their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

5:22 But Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said unto them, Why reason ye in your hearts?

5:23 Which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk?

5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (he said unto him that was palsied), I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go unto thy house.

5:25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his house, glorifying God.

5:26 And amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God; and they were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.

5:27 And after these things he went forth, and beheld a publican, named Levi, sitting at the place of toll, and said unto him, Follow me.

5:28 And he forsook all, and rose up and followed him.

5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house: and there was a great multitude of publicans and of others that were sitting at meat with them.

5:30 And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

5:31 And Jesus answered and said unto them, They that are in health have no need of a physician; but they that are sick.

5:32 I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

5:33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

5:35 But the days will come; and when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then will they fast in those days.

5:36 And he spake also a parable unto them: No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old garment; else he rendeth the new, and also the piece from the new agreeth not with the old.

5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine will burst the skins, and itself will be spilled, and the skins will perish.

5:38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins; and both are preserved.

5:39 And no man having drunk old wine straightaway desireth new; for he saith, The old is better.

Luke Chapter 6↑

6:1 Now it came to pass on (Or, the second sabbath after the first)a second-first sabbath, that he was going through the grainfields; and his disciples plucked the ears, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

6:2 But certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day(Or, days)?

6:3 And Jesus answered them and said, Have ye not read even this, what David did, when he was hungry, he, and they that were with him;

6:4 how he entered into the house of God, and took and ate the showbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests alone?

6:5 And he said unto them, The Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.

6:6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man there, and his right hand was withered.

6:7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against him.

6:8 But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had his hand withered, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

6:9 Then Jesus said unto them, I will ask you something, Is it lawful on the sabbath(Or, sabbath days) to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or to destroy it?

6:10 And he looked round about on them all, and said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

6:11 But they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

6:12 And it came to pass in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he continued all night in prayer to God.

6:13 And when it was day, he called his disciples; and he chose from them twelve, whom also he named apostles:

6:14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, James(Lit., Jacob) and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,

6:16 Judas the brother(Or, son) of James(Lit., Jacob), and Judas Iscariot, who also became a traitor;

6:17 and he came down with them, and stood on a level place, and a multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

6:18 and they that were vexed by unclean spirits: and they were healed.

6:19 And all the multitude sought to touch him; for power came forth from him, and healed them all.

6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

6:23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

6:25 Woe unto you, ye that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you, ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

6:27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you,

6:28 bless them that curse you, and pray for them that (Or, mistreat)despitefully use you.

6:29 To him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away thy cloak withhold not thy coat also.

6:30 And give to everyone that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

6:32 And if ye love them that love you, what thank(Or, grace) have ye? for even sinners love those that love them.

6:33 And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank(Or, grace) have ye? for even sinners do the same.

6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive back, what thank(Or, grace) have ye? for even sinners lend to sinners, to receive again as much.

6:35 But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father also is merciful.

6:37 Judge(S1550, And judge) not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: release, and ye shall be released:

6:38 give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.

6:39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind guide the blind? shall they not both fall into a pit?

6:40 The disciple is not above his teacher: but everyone when he is perfected(Or, fully trained) shall be as his teacher.

6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

6:42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me cast out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

6:43 For there is no good tree that bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor a corrupt tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

6:44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

6:47 Everyone that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:

6:48 he is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream brake against that house, and could not shake it: for it had been founded upon the rock.

6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream brake, and straightaway it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Luke Chapter 7↑

7:1 Now when he had ended(Or, completed) all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death.

7:3 And when he heard concerning Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and save(Or, heal) his servant.

7:4 And they, when they came to Jesus, besought him earnestly, saying, He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him;

7:5 for he loveth our nation, and himself built us a synagogue.

7:6 And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, be not troubled; for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:

7:7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

7:9 And when Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said unto the multitude that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

7:11 And it came to pass on the next day, that he went to a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and a great multitude.

7:12 Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, there was carried out one that was dead, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and a great multitude of the city was(S1550, omits was) with her.

7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

7:14 And he came nigh and touched the bier: and the bearers stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

7:16 And fear took hold on all: and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet is arisen among us: and, God hath visited his people.

7:17 And this report went forth concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the region round about.

7:18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things.

7:19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

7:20 And when the men were come unto him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and on many that were blind he bestowed sight.

7:22 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye have seen and heard; that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good tidings preached to them.

7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken with the wind?

7:25 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.

7:26 But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

7:27 This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

7:28 For I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

7:29 And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

7:30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God, being not baptized of him.

7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like?

7:32 They are like unto children that sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, and say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed unto you, and ye did not weep.

7:33 For John the Baptist is come eating no bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon.

7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

7:35 And wisdom is justified of all her children.

7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired(Lit., asked) him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

7:37 And behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment,

7:38 and standing at his feet behind him, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

7:39 Now when the Pharisee that had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.

7:40 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on.

7:41 A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

7:42 And when they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

7:43 And Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

7:44 And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest no water for my feet: but she hath wetted my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.

7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment.

7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins?

7:50 And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

Luke Chapter 8↑

8:1 And it came to pass soon afterward, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve,

8:2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary that was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

8:3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him of their substance.

8:4 And when a great multitude came together, and they of every city resorted unto him, he spake by a parable:

8:5 The sower went forth to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.

8:6 And other fell on the rock; and having sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

8:7 And other fell amidst the thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.

8:8 And other fell on the good ground, and sprang up, and brought forth fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?

8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries(Or, secrets) of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12 And those by the wayside are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.

8:13 And those on the rock are they who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

8:14 And that which fell among the thorns, these are they that have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

8:15 And that in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bring forth fruit with patience.

8:16 And no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but putteth it on a stand, that they that enter in may see the light.

8:17 For nothing is hidden, that shall not be made manifest; nor anything secret, that shall not be known and come to light.

8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he thinketh he hath.

8:19 And there came to him his mother and his brethren, and they could not come at him because of the crowd.

8:20 And it was told him, saying, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

8:21 But he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these that hear the word of God, and do it.

8:22 And it came to pass on one of the days, that he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake: and they launched forth.

8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.

8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. And he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, Who then is this, that he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him?

8:26 And they sailed down to the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

8:27 And when he was come forth upon the land, there met him a certain man out of the city, who had demons for a long time, and ware no clothes, and abode not in any house, but in the tombs.

8:28 And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I beseech thee, torment me not.

8:29 For he had commanded(S1550, was commanding) the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For oftentimes it had seized him: and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters; and breaking the bands asunder, he was driven of the demon into the deserts.

8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion; for many demons were entered into him.

8:31 And they(S1550, he) entreated him that he would not command them to depart into the abyss.

8:32 Now there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they entreated him that he would give them leave to enter into them. And he gave them leave.

8:33 And the demons came out from the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned.

8:34 And when they that fed them saw what had come to pass, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.

8:35 And they went out to see what had come to pass; and they came to Jesus, and found the man, from whom the demons were gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus: and they were afraid.

8:36 And they also that saw it told them how he that was possessed with demons was (Or, saved)made whole.

8:37 And all the people(Lit., multitude) of the country of the Gadarenes round about asked him to depart from them; for they were holden with great fear: and he entered into the boat, and returned.

8:38 But the man from whom the demons were gone out prayed him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

8:39 Return to thy house, and declare what things God hath done for thee. And he went his way, publishing throughout the whole city what things Jesus had done for him.

8:40 And it came to pass when Jesus returned, the multitude welcomed him; for they were all waiting for him.

8:41 And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him to come into his house;

8:42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. But as he went the multitudes thronged him.

8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed of any,

8:44 came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately the issue of her blood staunched.

8:45 And Jesus said, Who is it that touched me? And when all denied, Peter said, and they that were with him, Master, the multitudes press thee and crush thee, and sayest thou, Who is it that touched me?

8:46 But Jesus said, Someone did touch me; for I perceived that power had gone forth from me.

8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared unto him in the presence of all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

8:48 And he said unto her, Daughter, take courage: thy faith hath (Or, saved thee)made thee whole; go in peace.

8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher.

8:50 But Jesus hearing it, answered him, saying, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be (Or, saved)made whole.

8:51 And when he came to the house, he suffered no man to enter in, save Peter, and John, and James(Lit., Jacob), and the father of the maiden and her mother.

8:52 And all were weeping, and bewailing her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

8:54 But he, putting them all out and taking her by the hand, called, saying, Maiden, arise.

8:55 And her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately: and he commanded that something be given her to eat.

8:56 And her parents were amazed: but he charged them to tell no man what had been done.

Luke Chapter 9↑

9:1 And he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.

9:2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

9:3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor wallet(Or, bag), nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats apiece.

9:4 And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide, and thence depart.

9:5 And as many as will not receive you, when ye depart from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

9:6 And they departed, and went throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.

9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was much perplexed, because that it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead;

9:8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

9:9 And Herod said, John I beheaded: but who is this, about whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.

9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, declared unto him what things they had done. And he took them, and withdrew apart to a desert place of a city called Bethsaida.

9:11 But the multitudes perceiving it followed him: and he received them, and spake to them of the kingdom of God, and them that had need of healing he cured.

9:12 And the day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and the country round about, and lodge, and get provisions: for we are here in a desert place.

9:13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fish; except we should go and buy food for all this people.

9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said unto his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties.

9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.

9:16 And he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake; and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.

9:17 And they ate, and were all filled: and there was taken up that which remained over to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.

9:18 And it came to pass, as he was praying apart, the disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Who do the multitudes say that I am?

9:19 And they answered and said, John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets is risen again.

9:20 And he said unto them, But who say ye that I am? And Peter answered and said, The Christ of God.

9:21 But he charged them, and commanded them to tell this to no man;

9:22 saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

9:23 And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

9:24 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

9:25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels.

9:27 But I tell you of a truth, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

9:28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James(Lit., Jacob), and went up into the mountain to pray.

9:29 And as he was praying, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and dazzling.

9:30 And behold, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah;

9:31 who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease(Lit., exodus) which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

9:32 Now Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

9:33 And it came to pass, as they were parting from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.

9:34 And while he said these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.

9:36 And when the voice came, Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace, and told no man in those days any of the things which they had seen.

9:37 And it came to pass, on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.

9:38 And behold, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son; for he is mine only child:

9:39 and behold, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth, and it hardly departeth from him, bruising him sorely.

9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast it out; and they could not.

9:41 And Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving(Or, faithless) and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? bring thy son hither.

9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the demon (Or, teareth him)dashed him down, and tare(Or, convulse) him grievously. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.

9:43 And they were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,

9:44 Let these words sink into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men.

9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

9:46 And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them was the greatest.

9:47 But when Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he took a little child, and set him by his side,

9:48 and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.

9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

9:51 And it came to pass, when the days were (Or, completed)well-nigh come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

9:52 and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he were going to Jerusalem.

9:54 And when his disciples James(Lit., Jacob) and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did?

9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

9:56 For the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives but to save them. And they went to another village.

9:57 And it came to pass, as they went on the way, a certain man said unto him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest, Lord.

9:58 And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

9:60 But Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but go thou and publish the kingdom of God.

9:61 And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord; but first suffer me to bid farewell to them that are at my house.

9:62 But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke Chapter 10↑

10:1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come.

10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.

10:3 Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.

10:4 Carry no purse, no wallet(Or, bag), nor shoes; and salute no man on the way.

10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

10:6 And if the(S1550, a) son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again.

10:7 And in that same house remain, eating and drinking (Lit., the things from them)such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

10:9 and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say,

10:11 Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to us, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10:12 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

10:14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.

10:15 And thou, Capernaum, who art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down unto Hades.

10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me.

10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us in thy name.

10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.

10:19 Behold, I give you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.

10:20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

10:21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: yea, Father; for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.

10:22 (S1550, adds And turning to the disciples, he said,)All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.

10:23 And turning to the disciples, he said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

10:24 for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.

10:25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, making trial of him, and saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

10:26 And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

10:27 And he answered and said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

10:30 And Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead as he happened to be.

10:31 And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

10:32 And in like manner a Levite also, when he was at the place, came and saw him, and passed by on the other side.

10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

10:34 and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will repay thee.

10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers?

10:37 Then he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went on their way, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving; and she came up to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

10:41 But Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:

10:42 but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke Chapter 11↑

11:1 And it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, that when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.

11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on the earth.

11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.

11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive everyone that is indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

11:6 for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him;

11:7 and he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee?

11:8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needeth.

11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

11:10 For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

11:11 And of which of you that is a father shall his son ask a loaf, and he give him a stone? and if a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion?

11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

11:14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone out, the dumb man spake; and the multitudes marveled.

11:15 But some of them said, By Beelzebul the prince of demons casteth he out demons.

11:16 And others, trying him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

11:18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.

11:19 And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

11:20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

11:21 When the strong man fully armed guardeth his own court, his goods are in peace:

11:22 but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh away his whole armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

11:23 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

11:24 The unclean spirit when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and finding none, he saith, I will turn back unto my house whence I came out.

11:25 And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.

11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more evil than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first.

11:27 And it came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the breasts which thou didst suck.

11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

11:29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, he began to say, This generation is evil: it seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.

11:30 For even as Jonah became a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

11:32 The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

11:33 And no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, putteth it in a secret place, neither under the bushel, but on the stand, that they which enter in may see the light.

11:34 The lamp of the body is the eye: when therefore thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when it is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

11:36 If therefore thy whole body be full of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining doth give thee light.

11:37 Now as he spake, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed(Lit., baptized) before dinner.

11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now ye the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.

11:40 Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?

11:41 But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

11:42 But woe unto you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over justice and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

11:43 Woe unto you Pharisees! for ye love the chief seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the marketplaces.

11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as the tombs which appear not, and the men walking over them know it not.

11:45 And answering, one of the lawyers saith unto him, Teacher, in saying this thou reproachest us also.

11:46 And he said, Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

11:48 So ye bear witness and consent unto the works of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their tombs.

11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute;

11:50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

11:51 from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the house of God: yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.

11:52 Woe unto you lawyers! for ye took away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things;

11:54 laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Luke Chapter 12↑

12:1 In the mean time, when the (Lit., myriads)many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

12:2 But there is nothing covered up, that shall not be revealed; and hidden, that shall not be known.

12:3 Wherefore whatsoever ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

12:5 But I will warn(Lit., show) you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, who after he hath killed hath power to cast into Gehenna; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? and not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

12:7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

12:8 And I say unto you, Everyone who shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

12:9 but he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

12:10 And everyone who shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.

12:11 And when they bring you before the synagogues, and the rulers, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

12:12 for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what ye ought to say.

12:13 And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.

12:14 But he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

12:17 and he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to gather together my fruits?

12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I gather together all my products and my good things.

12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

12:20 But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?

12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for the body, what ye shall put on.

12:23 The life is more than food, and the body than raiment.

12:24 Consider the ravens, that they sow not, neither reap; which have no store-chamber nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?

12:26 If then ye are not able to do even that which is least, why are ye anxious concerning the rest?

12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

12:28 But if God doth so clothe the grass, which today is in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more shall he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful(Or, an anxious) mind.

12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

12:31 Yet seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

12:33 Sell that which ye have, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief draweth near, neither moth destroyeth.

12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;

12:36 and be ye yourselves like unto men waiting for their lord, when he shall return from the marriage feast; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may straightaway open unto him.

12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and shall come and serve them.

12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

12:39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

12:41 And Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all?

12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.

12:45 But if that servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

12:46 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful(Or, unbelieving).

12:47 And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

12:48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.

12:49 I came to cast fire to the earth; and what do I desire, if it is already kindled?

12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

12:51 Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

12:52 for there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

12:53 Father shall be divided against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

12:54 And he said to the multitudes also, When ye see a cloud rising out of the west, straightaway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass.

12:55 And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass.

12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the heaven(S1550, earth) and the earth(S1550, heaven); but how is it that ye do not interpret this time?

12:57 And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

12:58 For as thou art going with thine adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be released from him; lest haply he drag thee unto the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

12:59 I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.

Luke Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now there were some present at that very season who told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

13:2 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Think ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they have suffered such things?

13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were offenders(Lit., debtors) above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem?

13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish.

13:6 And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.

13:7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber(Or, use up) the ground?

13:8 And answering, he saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

13:9 and if it bear fruit, well; but if not, thereafter thou shalt cut it down.

13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath day.

13:11 And behold, there was a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up.

13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13:13 And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue, being moved with indignation because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, answered and said to the multitude, There are six days in which men ought to work: in these therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath.

13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Ye hypocrites, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years, to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?

13:17 And as he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame: and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

13:18 And he said, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I liken it?

13:19 It is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in the branches thereof.

13:20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

13:21 It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

13:22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem.

13:23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are saved? And he said unto them,

13:24 Strive to enter in by the narrow gate: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are;

13:26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets;

13:27 and he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity(Or, unrighteousness).

13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves cast forth without.

13:29 And they shall come from east and west and from north and south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

13:30 And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.

13:31 On that same day there came certain Pharisees, saying to him, Get thee out, and go hence: for Herod would fain kill thee.

13:32 And he said unto them, Go and say to that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I am perfected.

13:33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her own brood under her wings, and ye would not!

13:35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time shall come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Luke Chapter 14↑

14:1 And it came to pass, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him.

14:2 And behold, there was before him a certain man that had the dropsy.

14:3 And Jesus answered and spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?

14:4 But they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go.

14:5 And he answered them and said, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well(Or, pit), and will not straightaway draw him up on the sabbath day?

14:6 And they could not answer him again unto these things.

14:7 And he spake a parable unto those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them,

14:8 When thou art bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest haply a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him,

14:9 and he that bade thee and him shall come and say to thee, Give this man place; and then thou shalt begin with shame to take the lowest place.

14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that hath bidden thee cometh, he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have glory in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

14:11 For everyone that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

14:12 And he said to him also that had bidden him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest haply they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

14:13 But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

14:14 and thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.

14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

14:16 But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bade many:

14:17 and he sent forth his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it; I pray thee have me excused.

14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused.

14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

14:21 And that servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and maimed and lame and blind.

14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled.

14:24 For I say unto you, that none of those men that were bidden shall taste of my supper.

14:25 Now there went with him great multitudes: and he turned, and said unto them,

14:26 If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

14:28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it?

14:29 Lest haply, when he hath laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him,

14:30 saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

14:31 Or what king, as he goeth to encounter another king in war, sitteth not down first and taketh counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassage, and asketh conditions of peace.

14:33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

14:35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill: men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke Chapter 15↑

15:1 Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him.

15:2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

15:3 And he spake unto them this parable, saying,

15:4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.

15:7 I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.

15:8 Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it?

15:9 And when she hath found it, she calleth together her friends and her neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost.

15:10 Even so, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

15:12 and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of thy substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

15:13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

15:15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

15:17 But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight:

15:19 and I am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: and I am no more worthy to be called thy son.

15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

15:23 and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and be merry:

15:24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26 And he called to him one of the(S1550, his) servants, and inquired what these things might be.

15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

15:28 But he was angry, and would not go in: therefore his father came out, and entreated him.

15:29 But he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine; and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

15:30 but when this thy son came, who hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou killedst for him the fatted calf.

15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.

15:32 But it was meet to make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Luke Chapter 16↑

16:1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.

16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear of thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst be no longer steward.

16:3 And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord taketh away the stewardship from me? I have not strength to dig; to beg I am ashamed.

16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16:5 And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

16:6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.

16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he saith unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.

16:8 And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this age are for their generation wiser than the sons of the light.

16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon(Or, riches) of unrighteousness; that, when ye shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal(Or, enduring-for-life) tabernacles.

16:10 He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.

16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon(Or, riches), who will commit to your trust the true riches?

16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon(Or, riches).

16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him.

16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth(Or, is urged to enter) into it.

16:17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.

16:18 Everyone that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and everyone that marrieth one that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

16:19 Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring(Or, making merry) sumptuously every day:

16:20 and there was a certain poor man named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores,

16:21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22 And it came to pass, that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried.

16:23 And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

16:24 And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.

16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted, and thou art in anguish.

16:26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able; nor may they cross over from thence to us.

16:27 And he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house;

16:28 for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.

16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.

Luke Chapter 17↑

17:1 And he said unto the disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe unto him, through whom they come!

17:2 It were well for him if a great millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

17:3 Take heed to yourselves: and if thy brother sin against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

17:4 And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times in the day turn again to you, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you.

17:7 But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say straightaway, when he is come in from the field, Come and sit down to meat;

17:8 and will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

17:9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.

17:10 Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; for we have done that which it was our duty to do.

17:11 And it came to pass, as he was on the way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off:

17:13 and they lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed.

17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God;

17:16 and he fell upon his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17:17 And Jesus answered and said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

17:18 Were there none found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger?

17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, and go thy way: thy faith hath (Or, saved thee)made thee whole.

17:20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

17:21 neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, Lo, there! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.

17:22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

17:23 And they shall say to you, Lo, here! or, Lo, there! go not away, nor follow after them:

17:24 for as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

17:25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation.

17:26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

17:27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

17:28 Likewise also as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all:

17:30 after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed.

17:31 In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field likewise not return back.

17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.

17:34 I say unto you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17:35 Two women shall be grinding at the same place; the(S1550, omits the) one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17:36 (S1550, omits verse 36)There shall be two men in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17:37 And answering, they say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Luke Chapter 18↑

18:1 And he spake also a parable unto them to the end that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

18:2 saying, There was in a certain city a certain judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man:

18:3 and there was a widow in that city; and she was coming unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, and regard not man;

18:5 yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.

18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.

18:7 And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, though(Or, and [yet]) he is long-suffering over them?

18:8 I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith(Lit., the faith) on the earth?

18:9 And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:

18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

18:11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed thus, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

18:12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get.

18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful(Or, propitious) to me a(Lit., the) sinner.

18:14 I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

18:15 And they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

18:16 But Jesus calling them unto him, said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for (Lit., of such is)to such belongeth the kingdom of God.

18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God.

18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother.

18:21 And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up.

18:22 And when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

18:23 But when he heard these things, he became very sorrowful; for he was exceeding rich.

18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly(Or, with difficulty) shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

18:25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18:26 And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved?

18:27 But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

18:28 And Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

18:29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

18:30 who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.

18:31 And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished unto the Son of man.

18:32 For he shall be delivered up unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and (Or, insulted)shamefully treated, and spit upon:

18:33 and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

18:34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

18:35 And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging:

18:36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant.

18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

18:38 And he cried out, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

18:39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,

18:41 saying, What wilt thou that I should do unto(Or, for) thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath (Or, saved thee)made thee whole.

18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Luke Chapter 19↑

19:1 And he entered and was passing through Jericho.

19:2 And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich.

19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.

19:4 And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass through that way.

19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.

19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner.

19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore fourfold.

19:9 And Jesus said unto him, Today is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was immediately to appear.

19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

19:13 And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade ye herewith till I come.

19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us.

19:15 And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants, unto whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know who had gained what by trading.

19:16 And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.

19:17 And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made five pounds.

19:19 And he said unto him also, Be thou also over five cities.

19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin:

19:21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou laidst not down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow.

19:22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow;

19:23 then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?

19:24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds.

19:25 And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.

19:26 For I say unto you, that unto everyone that hath shall be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from him.

19:27 But those mine enemies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay before me.

19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.

19:29 And it came to pass, when he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

19:30 saying, Go your way into the village over against you; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him.

19:31 And if anyone ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, The Lord hath need of him.

19:32 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said unto them.

19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon.

19:36 And as he went, they spread their garments in the way.

19:37 And as he was now drawing nigh, even at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen;

19:38 saying, Blessed is the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

19:39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.

19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

19:41 And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it,

19:42 saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hidden from thine eyes.

19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, when(Lit., and) thine enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

19:44 and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

19:45 And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought,

19:46 saying unto them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.

19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him:

19:48 and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

Luke Chapter 20↑

20:1 And it came to pass, on one of those days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders;

20:2 and they spake unto him, saying, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

20:3 And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question; and tell me:

20:4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?

20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why, then, did ye not believe him?

20:6 But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

20:7 And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.

20:8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

20:9 And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time.

20:10 And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

20:11 And he sent yet another servant: and him also they beat, and handled him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

20:12 And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast him forth.

20:13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

20:14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

20:15 And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do unto them?

20:16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And when they heard it, they said, Far be it!

20:17 But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner?

20:18 Everyone that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them.

20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so that they might deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.

20:21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person of any, but of a truth teachest the way of God:

20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why make ye trial of me?

20:24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they answered and said, Caesar's.

20:25 And he said unto them, Render then unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.

20:26 And they were not able to take hold of his saying before the people: and they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.

20:27 And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they that deny that there is a resurrection; and they asked him,

20:28 saying, Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

20:29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless;

20:30 and the second took her to wife, and he died childless:

20:31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also: and(S1550, omits and) they left no children, and died.

20:32 Last(S1550, And last) of all the woman also died.

20:33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife.

20:34 And Jesus answered and said unto them, The sons of this age marry, and are given in marriage:

20:35 but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that Age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

20:36 for neither can they die anymore: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

20:37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the place concerning the Bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

20:38 Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

20:39 And certain of the scribes answered and said, Teacher, thou hast well said.

20:40 And they durst not anymore ask him any question.

20:41 And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David's son?

20:42 Even David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

20:43 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.

20:44 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?

20:45 And in the hearing of all the people he said unto his disciples,

20:46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts;

20:47 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater judgment.

Luke Chapter 21↑

21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

21:2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

21:3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than they all:

21:4 for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts of God; but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had.

21:5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said,

21:6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

21:7 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?

21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not led astray: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and, The time is at hand: go ye not therefore after them.

21:9 And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.

21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;

21:11 and there shall be great earthquakes in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and there shall be terrors and great signs from heaven.

21:12 But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

21:13 And it shall turn out unto you for a testimony.

21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer:

21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay or to withstand.

21:16 But ye shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

21:18 And not a hair of your head shall perish.

21:19 In your patience win ye your lives(Or, souls).

21:20 But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is nigh.

21:21 Then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains; and let them that are in the midst of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter therein.

21:22 For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

21:23 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath upon this people.

21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

21:25 And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the billows roaring;

21:26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

21:28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look(Or, straighten) up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

21:29 And he spake to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees:

21:30 when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now nigh.

21:31 Even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh.

21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all things be accomplished.

21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

21:34 But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly;

21:35 for as a snare shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth(Or, land).

21:36 Watch ye therefore at every season, making supplication, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

21:37 And during the days he was teaching in the temple; and during the nights he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.

Luke Chapter 22↑

22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.

22:2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

22:3 And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

22:4 And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and the captains, how he might deliver him unto them.

22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

22:6 And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

22:7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed.

22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat.

22:9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready?

22:10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth.

22:11 And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Teacher saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

22:12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

22:13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

22:16 for I say unto you, I shall not anymore eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

22:17 And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:

22:18 for I say unto you, that I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

22:19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

22:20 In like manner also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, even that which is poured out for you.

22:21 But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

22:22 And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it hath been determined: but woe unto that man through whom he is betrayed!

22:23 And they began to question among themselves, who then of them it may be that should do this thing.

22:24 And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.

22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called benefactors.

22:26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

22:27 For which is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.

22:28 But ye are they that have continued with me in my temptations;

22:29 and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me,

22:30 that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat:

22:32 but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not; and thou, when once thou hast turned again, strengthen thy brethren.

22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.

22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

22:35 And he said unto them, When I sent you forth without purse, and wallet(Or, bag), and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing.

22:36 He said therefore unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet(Or, bag); and he that hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.

22:37 For I say unto you, that this which is written must yet be fulfilled in me, And he was reckoned with transgressors(Or, lawless ones): for also the things concerning me have fulfillment.

22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

22:39 And he came out, and went, as his custom was, unto the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

22:41 And he was parted from them about a stone's cast; and he knelt down and prayed,

22:42 saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

22:43 And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.

22:45 And when he rose up from his prayer, he came unto his(S1550, the) disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow,

22:46 and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.

22:47 And while he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them; and he drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.

22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

22:49 And when they that were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

22:50 And a certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his right ear.

22:51 But Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

22:52 And Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves?

22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

22:54 And they seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.

22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them.

22:56 And a certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking steadfastly upon him, said, This man also was with him.

22:57 But he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou also art one of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not.

22:59 And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is also a Galilean.

22:60 But Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crowed.

22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said unto him, Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice.

22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and beat him.

22:64 And having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy: who is he that struck thee?

22:65 And many other things spake they against him, reviling him.

22:66 And as soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him up into their council, saying,

22:67 If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:

22:68 and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

22:69 From henceforth shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

22:70 And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.

22:71 And they said, What further need have we of witness? for we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.

Luke Chapter 23↑

23:1 And the whole multitude of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate.

23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a king.

23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest.

23:4 And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man.

23:5 But they were the more urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even unto this place.

23:6 But when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean.

23:7 And when he knew that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him unto Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these days.

23:8 Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard many things concerning him; and he hoped to see some miracle(Or, sign) done by him.

23:9 And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing.

23:10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.

23:11 And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate.

23:12 And Pilate and Herod became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

23:13 And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

23:14 and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I, having examined him before you, found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:

23:15 no, nor yet Herod: for I sent you back to him; and behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him.

23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.

23:17 (Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.)

23:18 And they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas—

23:19 one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.

23:20 Pilate therefore spake unto them again, desiring to release Jesus;

23:21 but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him.

23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and release him.

23:23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done.

23:25 And he released unto them him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

23:26 And when they led him away, they laid hold upon Simon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus.

23:27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who also bewailed and lamented him.

23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

23:29 For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck.

23:30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.

23:31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

23:32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

23:33 And when they came unto the place which is called (Or, Calvary)the Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left.

23:34 And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his garments among them, they cast lots.

23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them scoffed at him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ, the chosen of God.

23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

23:37 and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself.

23:38 And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

23:39 And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou art the Christ, save thyself and us.

23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same judgment?

23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Remember me, Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom.

23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land(Or, earth) until the ninth hour.

23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple(Lit., sanctuary) was rent in the midst.

23:46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands will I commend my spirit: and having said these things, he gave expired.

23:47 And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

23:48 And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, beholding the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts.

23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed with him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.

23:50 And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man

23:51 (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), a man of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God:

23:52 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain.

23:54 And that day was the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

23:55 And the women also, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid.

23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Luke Chapter 24↑

24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

24:4 And it came to pass, while they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling garments:

24:5 and as they were affrighted and bowed down their face to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

24:7 saying that the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

24:8 And they remembered his words,

24:9 and returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.

24:10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James(Lit., Jacob), and the other women with them, who told these things unto the apostles.

24:11 And their words appeared in their sight as idle talk; and they disbelieved them.

24:12 But Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb; and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed to his own home, wondering at that which was come to pass.

24:13 And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem.

24:14 And they communed with each other of all these things which had happened.

24:15 And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

24:16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

24:17 And he said unto them, What communications are these that ye have one with another, as ye walk and are looking sad?

24:18 And the one, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days?

24:19 And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who (Lit., became a man, a prophet,)was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

24:20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to a judgment of death, and crucified him.

24:21 But we hoped that it was he who should redeem Israel: and besides all this, today is now the third day since these things came to pass.

24:22 Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb;

24:23 and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

24:24 And certain of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it even so as the women also had said: but him they saw not.

24:25 And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

24:26 Behooved it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?

24:27 And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further.

24:29 And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to abide with them.

24:30 And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed; and breaking it he gave to them.

24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

24:32 And they said one to another, Was not our heart burning within us, while he spake to us in the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

24:33 And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

24:34 saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

24:35 And they rehearsed the things that happened in the way, and how he was known of them in the breaking of the bread.

24:36 And as they spake these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit.

24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in your hearts?

24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having.

24:40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

24:41 And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here anything to eat?

24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb.

24:43 And he took them, and ate before them.

24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me.

24:45 Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the scriptures;

24:46 and he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved the Christ to suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day;

24:47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

24:49 And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.

24:52 And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

24:53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

John

John Chapter 1↑

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and what God was the Word was.

1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

1:3 All things came into being through him; and apart from him not anything came into being that hath come into being.

1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

1:5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended(Or, overcame) it not.

1:6 There came into being a man, sent from God, whose name was John.

1:7 The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him.

1:8 He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light.

1:9 That was the true light, even the light which lighteth every (Or, man that cometh)man, coming into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him, and the world knew him not.

1:11 He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not.

1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the right(Or, authority) to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name:

1:13 who were born, not of blood(Lit., bloods), nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled(Or, dwelt) among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

1:15 John beareth witness of him, and crieth out, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become(Or, preferred) before me: for he was before me.

1:16 And of his fullness we all received, and grace for(Or, upon) grace.

1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came into being through Jesus Christ.

1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

1:19 And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

1:20 And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ.

1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he saith, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered, No.

1:22 They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said Isaiah the prophet.

1:24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why then baptizest thou, if thou art not the Christ, neither Elijah, neither the prophet?

1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize in(Or, with) water: but in the midst of you standeth one whom ye know not,

1:27 he it is, who coming after me is become(Or, preferred) before me, the latchet of whose shoe I am not worthy to unloose.

1:28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

1:29 On the morrow John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!

1:30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man who is become(Or, preferred) before me: for he was before me.

1:31 And I knew him not; but that he should be made manifest to Israel, for this cause came I baptizing in(Or, with) water.

1:32 And John bare witness, saying, I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven; and it abode upon him.

1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize in(Or, with) water, he said unto me, Upon whomsoever thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon him, the same is he that baptizeth in(Or, with) the Holy Spirit.

1:34 And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.

1:35 Again on the morrow John was standing, and two of his disciples;

1:36 and he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God!

1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

1:38 And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Teacher), where abidest thou?

1:39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he abode; and they abode with him that day: and it was about the tenth hour.

1:40 One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

1:41 He findeth first his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messiah (which is, being interpreted, the Christ).

1:42 And he brought him unto Jesus. And Jesus looked upon him, and said, Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas (which is by interpretation, Peter).

1:43 On the morrow Jesus was minded to go forth into Galilee, and he findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

1:44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter.

1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, truly an Israelite, in whom is no guile!

1:48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

1:50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee underneath the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.

1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see the heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

John Chapter 2↑

2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2:2 and Jesus also was bidden, and his disciples, to the marriage.

2:3 And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

2:6 Now there were six waterpots of stone set there after the Jews' manner of purifying, containing two or three firkins apiece.

2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the ruler of the feast. And they bare it.

2:9 And when the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants that had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calleth the bridegroom,

2:10 and saith unto him, Every man setteth on first the good wine; and when men have drunk freely, then that which is worse: thou hast kept the good wine until now.

2:11 This the beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and there they abode not many days.

2:13 And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

2:14 And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

2:15 and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;

2:16 and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house hath eaten me up.

2:18 The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple(Lit., sanctuary), and in three days I will raise it up.

2:20 The Jews therefore said, Forty and six years was this temple(Lit., sanctuary) in building, and wilt thou raise it up in three days?

2:21 But he spake of the temple(Lit., sanctuary) of his body.

2:22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he spake this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

2:23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, beholding his signs which he did.

2:24 But Jesus, (Or, himself)on his part, did not trust himself unto them, for that he knew all men,

2:25 and because he needed not that anyone should bear witness concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

John Chapter 3↑

3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

3:2 the same came unto Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.

3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and spirit(Or, wind), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born from above.

3:8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.

3:9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

3:10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things?

3:11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

3:12 If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?

3:13 And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven.

3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;

3:15 that every one who believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that every one who believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.

3:18 He that believeth on him is not judged: but he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.

3:19 And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.

3:21 But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God.

3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.

3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

3:25 There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with some Jews about purifying.

3:26 And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.

3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.

3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is made full.

3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all.

3:32 And what he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness.

3:33 He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true.

3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure.

3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that believeth(Or, obeyeth) not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John Chapter 4↑

4:1 When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

4:2 (although Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),

4:3 he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.

4:4 And he must needs pass through Samaria.

4:5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph:

4:6 and Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

4:8 For his disciples were gone away into the city to buy food.

4:9 The Samaritan woman therefore saith unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman? (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)

4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: whence then hast thou that living water?

4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his sons, and his cattle?

4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

4:14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall in no wise thirst—for ever; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.

4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

4:17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her, Thou saidst well, I have no husband:

4:18 for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: this hast thou said truly.

4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

4:20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.

4:22 Ye worship that which ye know not: we worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews.

4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshipers.

4:24 God is spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messiah cometh (he that is called Christ): when he is come, he will declare unto us all things.

4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

4:27 And upon this came his disciples; and they marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why speakest thou with her?

4:28 So the woman left her waterpot, and went away into the city, and saith to the people(Or, men),

4:29 Come, see a man, who told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

4:30 Then they went out of the city, and were coming to him.

4:31 And in the meanwhile the disciples prayed him, saying, Rabbi, eat.

4:32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not.

4:33 The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to eat?

4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.

4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh the harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white already unto harvest.

4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

4:37 For herein is the (S1550, true saying)saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

4:38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.

4:39 And from that city many of the Samaritans believed on him because of the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all things that ever I did.

4:40 So when the Samaritans came unto him, they besought him to abide with them: and he abode there two days.

4:41 And many more believed because of his word;

4:42 and they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy speaking: for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is truly the Savior of the world, the Christ.

4:43 And after the two days he went forth from thence, and went away into Galilee.

4:44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.

4:45 So when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did in Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

4:46 Jesus came therefore again unto Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.

4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.

4:48 Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.

4:49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.

4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.

4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.

4:52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.

4:53 So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

4:54 This is again the second sign that Jesus did, having come out of Judea into Galilee.

John Chapter 5↑

5:1 After these things there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

5:2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porches.

5:3 In these lay a great multitude of them that were sick, blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water:

5:4 for an angel went down at certain seasons into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole, with whatsoever disease he was holden.

5:5 And a certain man was there, who had been (S1550, thirty-eight)thirty and eight years in his infirmity.

5:6 When Jesus saw him lying, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wouldest thou be made whole?

5:7 The sick man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.

5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Arise, take up thy bed, and walk.

5:9 And straightaway the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked. Now it was the sabbath on that day.

5:10 So the Jews said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath: it is not lawful for thee to take up thy bed.

5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.

5:12 They asked him therefore, Who is the man that said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?

5:13 But he that was healed knew not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in the place.

5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing befall thee.

5:15 The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him whole.

5:16 And for this cause the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on the sabbath.

5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh even until now, and I work.

5:18 For this cause therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only brake the sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God.

5:19 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.

5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth: and greater works than these will he show him, that ye may marvel.

5:21 For as the Father raiseth the dead and giveth them life, even so the Son also giveth life to whom he will.

5:22 For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son;

5:23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father that sent him.

5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath eternal life, and cometh not into judgment, but hath passed out of death into life.

5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.

5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself, even so gave he to the Son also to have life in himself:

5:27 and he gave him authority to execute judgment also, because he is (Or, [the] Son of man)a son of man.

5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice,

5:29 and shall come forth; they that have done good(Lit., the good things), unto a resurrection of life; and they that have done evil(Lit., the evil things), unto a resurrection of judgment.

5:30 I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father that sent me.

5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

5:32 It is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

5:33 Ye have sent unto John, and he hath borne witness unto the truth.

5:34 But the witness which I receive is not from man: howbeit I say these things, that ye may be saved.

5:35 He was the lamp that burneth and shineth; and ye were willing to rejoice for a season in his light.

5:36 But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father hath given me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

5:37 And the Father that sent me, he himself hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form.

5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not.

5:39 Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

5:40 and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.

5:41 I receive not glory from men.

5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves.

5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

5:44 How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?

5:45 Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set your hope.

5:46 For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me.

5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

John Chapter 6↑

6:1 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his signs which he did on them that were sick.

6:3 And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.

6:4 Now the passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.

6:5 Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii' worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take some little portion.

6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,

6:9 There is one lad here, who hath five barley loaves, and two fish: but what are these among so many?

6:10 And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; likewise also of the fish as much as they would.

6:12 And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost.

6:13 So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over unto them that had eaten.

6:14 When therefore the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they said, This is of a truth the prophet that cometh into the world.

6:15 Jesus therefore perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew again into the mountain himself alone.

6:16 And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea;

6:17 and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

6:18 And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew.

6:19 When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the boat: and they were afraid.

6:20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

6:21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightaway the boat was at the land whither they were going.

6:22 On the morrow, when the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other little boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples had entered, and that Jesus entered not with his disciples into the little boat, but that his disciples went away alone

6:23 (howbeit there came other little boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks):

6:24 when the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also themselves gat into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

6:25 And when they found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

6:26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled.

6:27 Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.

6:28 They said therefore unto him, What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?

6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

6:30 They said therefore unto him, What then doest thou for a sign, that we may see, and believe thee? what workest thou?

6:31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

6:32 Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, It is not Moses that hath given you the bread out of heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread out of heaven.

6:33 For the bread of God is that which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

6:34 They said therefore unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on me shall not thirst at any time.

6:36 But I said unto you, that ye have seen me, and yet believe not.

6:37 All that which the Father giveth me shall come unto me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

6:38 For I am come down out of heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

6:39 And this is the will of the Father that sent me, that of all that which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.

6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone that beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

6:41 The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, I am the bread which came down out of heaven.

6:42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how then doth he say, I am come down out of heaven?

6:43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.

6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Everyone therefore that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.

6:46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he that is from God, he hath seen the Father.

6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath eternal life.

6:48 I am the bread of life.

6:49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

6:50 This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

6:51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

6:52 The Jews therefore strove one with another, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?

6:53 Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves.

6:54 He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

6:55 For my flesh truly is food, and my blood truly is drink.

6:56 He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.

6:57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me.

6:58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as your fathers ate the manna, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for ever.

6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

6:60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it?

6:61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said unto them, Doth this cause you to stumble?

6:62 What then if ye should behold the Son of man ascending where he was before?

6:63 It is the Spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you are spirit, and are life.

6:64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who it was that should betray him.

6:65 And he said, For this cause have I said unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it be given unto him of my Father.

6:66 Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

6:67 Jesus said therefore unto the twelve, Would ye also go away?

6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

6:69 And we have believed and know that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

6:70 Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a(Or, the) devil?

6:71 Now he spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon, for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

John Chapter 7↑

7:1 And after these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

7:2 Now the feast of the Jews, that of tabernacles, was at hand.

7:3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples also may behold thy works which thou doest.

7:4 For no man doeth anything in secret, and himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou doest these things, manifest thyself to the world.

7:5 For even his brethren did not believe on him.

7:6 Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready.

7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled.

7:9 And having said these things unto them, he abode still in Galilee.

7:10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not publicly, but as it were in secret.

7:11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

7:12 And there was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him: some said, He is a good man: and others said, Not so, but he leadeth the multitude astray.

7:13 Yet no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

7:14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.

7:15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me.

7:17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.

7:18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.

7:19 Hath not Moses given you the law, and yet none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me?

7:20 The multitude answered and said, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee?

7:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel.

7:22 For this cause Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man.

7:23 If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made a man every whit whole on the sabbath?

7:24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

7:25 Some therefore of them of Jerusalem said, Is not this he whom they seek to kill?

7:26 And lo, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing unto him. Can it be that the rulers know of a truth that this is truly the Christ?

7:27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no one knoweth whence he is.

7:28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am; and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.

7:29 But I know him; because I am from him, and he sent me.

7:30 They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

7:31 But many of the multitude believed on him; and they said, When the Christ shall come, will he do more signs than these which this man hath done?

7:32 The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him.

7:33 Jesus therefore said unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and I go unto him that sent me.

7:34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come.

7:35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, Whither will this man go that we shall not find him? will he go unto the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?

7:36 What is this word that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, ye cannot come?

7:37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.

7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

7:39 But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him were to receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.

7:40 Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard this word, said, This is of a truth the prophet.

7:41 Others said, This is the Christ. But others said, What, doth the Christ come out of Galilee?

7:42 Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?

7:43 So there arose a division in the multitude because of him.

7:44 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.

7:45 The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why did ye not bring him?

7:46 The officers answered, Never did man so speak, as this man speaketh.

7:47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray?

7:48 Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

7:49 But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed.

7:50 Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him by night, being one of them),

7:51 Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from him and know what he doeth?

7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee no prophet hath arisen.

7:53 And every man went unto his own house:

John Chapter 8↑

8:1 but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

8:3 And the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst,

8:4 they say unto him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

8:5 Now in the law Moses commanded us that such should be stoned: what then sayest thou?

8:6 And this they said, trying him, that they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground(S1550, omits rest of verse), taking no notice.

8:7 But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast the stone at her.

8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

8:9 And they, when they heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

8:10 And when Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? did no man condemn thee?

8:11 And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way, and sin no more.

8:12 Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.

8:13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy witness is not true.

8:14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Even if I bear witness of myself, my witness is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye know not whence I come, and whither I go.

8:15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

8:16 Yea and if I judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

8:17 Yea and in your law it is written, that the witness of two men is true.

8:18 I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

8:19 They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.

8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man took him; because his hour was not yet come.

8:21 Jesus said therefore again unto them, I go away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: whither I go, ye cannot come.

8:22 The Jews therefore said, Will he kill himself, that he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come?

8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

8:25 They said therefore unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus said unto them, Even that which I have spoken unto you from the beginning.

8:26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you: howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these say I unto the world.

8:27 They perceived not that he spake to them of the Father.

8:28 Jesus therefore said unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I speak these things.

8:29 And he that sent me is with me; the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always the things that are pleasing to him.

8:30 As he spake these things, many believed on him.

8:31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye abide in my word, then are ye truly my disciples;

8:32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

8:33 They answered him, We are Abraham's seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.

8:35 And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.

8:36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye then do that which ye have seen with your father.

8:39 They answered and said unto him, Our father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.

8:41 Ye do the works of your father. They said therefore unto him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.

8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a(Lit., the) lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.

8:45 But because I say the truth, ye believe me not.

8:46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me?

8:47 He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.

8:48 The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon?

8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and ye dishonor me.

8:50 But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my word, he shall in no wise see death—for ever.

8:52 The Jews therefore said unto him, Now we know that thou hast a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my word, he shall in no wise taste of death—for ever.

8:53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who died? and the prophets died: whom makest thou thyself?

8:54 Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God;

8:55 and ye have not known him: but I know him; and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be like unto you, a liar: but I know him, and keep his word.

8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.

8:57 The Jews therefore said unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham (Lit., came into being)was born, I am.

8:59 They took up stones therefore to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John Chapter 9↑

9:1 And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.

9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?

9:3 Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

9:5 When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

9:7 and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

9:8 The neighbors therefore, and they that saw him aforetime, that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

9:9 Others said, It is he: and others, He is like him. He said, I am he.

9:10 They said therefore unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

9:11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went away and washed, and I received sight.

9:12 They said therefore unto him, Where is he? He saith, I know not.

9:13 They bring to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

9:14 Now it was the sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

9:15 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. And he said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see.

9:16 Some therefore of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the sabbath. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was a division among them.

9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, in that he opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.

9:18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight,

9:19 and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

9:20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

9:21 but how he now seeth, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him; he shall speak for himself.

9:22 These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

9:24 So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner.

9:25 He therefore answered and said, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

9:26 And they said unto him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

9:27 He answered them, I told you already, and ye did not hear; wherefore would ye hear it again? would ye also become his disciples?

9:28 They reviled him, therefore, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses.

9:29 We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is.

9:30 The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is a marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.

9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshiper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.

9:32 Since antiquity(Lit., the age) it was never heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind.

9:33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.

9:34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

9:36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and he it is that speaketh with thee.

9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind.

9:40 And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind?

9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye would have no sin: but now ye say, We see: therefore your sin remaineth.

John Chapter 10↑

10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

10:4 And when he hath put forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

10:5 And a stranger will they in no wise follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

10:6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

10:7 Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

10:8 All that have come before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

10:9 I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture.

10:10 The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.

10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.

10:12 But he that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth the sheep:

10:13 and the hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

10:14 I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and am known of mine own,

10:15 even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, one shepherd.

10:17 Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.

10:18 No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father.

10:19 There arose a division therefore again among the Jews because of these words.

10:20 And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him?

10:21 Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

10:22 And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem, and it was winter;

10:23 and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon's porch.

10:24 The Jews therefore came round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou hold us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly.

10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me.

10:26 But ye believe not, for ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

10:28 and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall in no wise perish—for ever, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.

10:29 My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hand.

10:30 I and the Father are one.

10:31 The Jews therefore took up stones again to stone him.

10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken),

10:36 say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

10:38 But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

10:39 They sought therefore again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.

10:40 And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing; and there he abode.

10:41 And many came unto him; and they said, John indeed did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true.

10:42 And many believed on him there.

John Chapter 11↑

11:1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha.

11:2 And it was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.

11:3 The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

11:4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby.

11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

11:6 When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was.

11:7 Then after this he saith to the disciples, Let us go into Judea again.

11:8 The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.

11:11 These things spake he: and after this he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

11:12 His disciples therefore said, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover(Or, be saved).

11:13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep.

11:14 Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

11:16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

11:17 So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already.

11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off;

11:19 and many of the Jews had come to the women around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.

11:20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house.

11:21 Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:22 But even now I know that, whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will give thee.

11:23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

11:24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

11:26 and every one who liveth and believeth on me shall in no wise die—for ever. Believest thou this?

11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, even he that cometh into the world.

11:28 And when she had said these things, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is here, and calleth thee.

11:29 She, when she heard it, arose quickly, and goeth unto him.

11:30 (Now Jesus was not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met him.)

11:31 The Jews then who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the tomb to weep there.

11:32 Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and (Lit., troubled himself)was troubled,

11:34 and said, Where have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, come and see.

11:35 Jesus wept.

11:36 The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved him!

11:37 But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die?

11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it.

11:39 Jesus saith, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh; for he hath been dead four days.

11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou believedst, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

11:41 So they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou heardest me.

11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me.

11:43 And when he had thus spoken, he cried out with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

11:45 Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and beheld the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

11:46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done.

11:47 The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many signs.

11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.

11:49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

11:50 nor do ye consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

11:51 Now this he said not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation;

11:52 and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad.

11:53 So from that day forth they took counsel together that they might put him to death.

11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed thence into the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with his disciples.

11:55 Now the passover of the Jews was nigh: and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, to purify themselves.

11:56 They sought therefore for Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, What think ye? That he will not come to the feast?

11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

John Chapter 12↑

12:1 Jesus therefore six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had died, whom he raised from the dead.

12:2 So they made him a supper there: and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him.

12:3 Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.

12:4 Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, that should betray him, saith,

12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?

12:6 Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and took away what was put therein.

12:7 Jesus therefore said, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.

12:8 For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always.

12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore learned that he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.

12:10 But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

12:11 because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

12:12 On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

12:13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried out, Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, the King of Israel.

12:14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

12:15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

12:16 And these things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

12:17 The multitude therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bare witness.

12:18 For this cause also the multitude went and met him, for that they heard that he had done this sign.

12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Behold how ye prevail nothing; lo, the world is gone after him.

12:20 Now there were certain Greeks among those that went up to worship at the feast:

12:21 these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

12:22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit.

12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto eternal life.

12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: and if any man serve me, him will the Father honor.

12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But for this cause came I unto this hour.

12:28 Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

12:29 The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, An angel hath spoken to him.

12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes.

12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince(Lit., ruler) of this world be cast out.

12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.

12:33 But this he said, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

12:34 The multitude answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?

12:35 Jesus therefore said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

12:36 While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and he departed and hid himself from them.

12:37 But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not on him:

12:38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

12:39 For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah said again,

12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and should turn again, and I should heal them.

12:41 These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory; and he spake of him.

12:42 Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

12:43 for they loved the glory that is of men more than the glory that is of God.

12:44 And Jesus cried out and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

12:45 And he that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me.

12:46 I am come a light into the world, that every one who believeth on me may not abide in the darkness.

12:47 And if any man hear my sayings, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.

12:49 For I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

12:50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life; the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.

John Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray him,

13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God,

13:4 riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself.

13:5 Then he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

13:6 So he cometh to Simon Peter: and he saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?

13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter.

13:8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt in no wise wash my feet—for ever. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

13:9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.

13:10 Jesus saith to him, He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

13:11 For he knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.

13:12 So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, having sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13:13 Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

13:14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you.

13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.

13:17 If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.

13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me lifted up his heel against me.

13:19 From henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

13:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

13:22 The disciples therefore looked one on another, doubting(Or, at a loss [to know]) of whom he spake.

13:23 Now there was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

13:24 Simon Peter therefore beckoneth to him, that he should ask who it might be of whom he speaketh.

13:25 But he leaning back on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

13:26 Jesus answereth, He it is, to whom I shall give the sop, when I have dipped it. And having dipped the sop, he giveth it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

13:27 And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore saith unto him, What thou doest, do quickly.

13:28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.

13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

13:30 He then having received the sop straightaway went out: and it was night.

13:31 (S1550, omits Therefore,)Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus saith, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.

13:32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and straightaway shall he glorify him.

13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say unto you.

13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

13:36 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but afterward thou shalt follow me.

13:37 Peter saith unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee even now? I will lay down my life for thee.

13:38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

John Chapter 14↑

14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me.

14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

14:3 And if I go and prepare for you a place; I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

14:7 If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Show us the Father?

14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father that abideth in me, he doeth the works.

14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14:14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever,

14:17 even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.

14:18 I will not leave you desolate(Or, bereaved; Lit., as orphans): I come unto you.

14:19 Yet a little while, and the world beholdeth me no more; but ye behold me: because I live, ye shall live also.

14:20 In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him.

14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) saith unto him, Lord, what is come to pass that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my words: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.

14:25 These things have I spoken unto you, while yet abiding with you.

14:26 But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, which the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.

14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.

14:28 Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe.

14:30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince(Lit., ruler) of this world cometh: and he hath nothing in me;

14:31 but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

John Chapter 15↑

15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit.

15:3 Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you.

15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me.

15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.

15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as the branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast them into fire, and (Or, it is)they are burned.

15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; and so shall ye be my disciples.

15:9 Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide ye in my love.

15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be made full.

15:12 This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.

15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15:15 No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known unto you.

15:16 Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

15:17 These things I command you, that ye may love one another.

15:18 If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.

15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.

15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.

15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other hath done, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness of me:

15:27 and ye also bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John Chapter 16↑

16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be caused to stumble.

16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that every one who killeth you shall think that he offereth service unto God.

16:3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

16:4 But these things have I spoken unto you, that when the hour is come, ye may remember them, how that I told you. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.

16:5 But now I go unto him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

16:6 But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send him unto you.

16:8 And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

16:9 of sin indeed, because they believe not on me;

16:10 and of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye behold me no more;

16:11 and of judgment, because the prince(Lit., ruler) of this world hath been judged.

16:12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come.

16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you.

16:15 All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you.

16:16 A little while, and ye behold me not; and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

16:17 Some of his disciples therefore said one to another, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye behold me not; and again a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

16:18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he saith.

16:19 Jesus perceived therefore that they were desirous to ask him, and he said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, A little while, and ye behold me not, and again a little while, and ye shall see me?

16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

16:21 A woman when she is (Or, giving birth)in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but when she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is born into the world.

16:22 And ye therefore now have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no one taketh away from you.

16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me no question. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be made full.

16:25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the(S1550, but the) hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but shall declare to you plainly of the Father.

16:26 In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you;

16:27 for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came forth from God.

16:28 I came out from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father.

16:29 His disciples say unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

16:30 Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

16:31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

16:33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye shall(S1550, omits shall) have tribulation: but take courage; I have overcome the world.

John Chapter 17↑

17:1 These things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

17:2 even as thou gavest him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast given him, he should give eternal life.

17:3 And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ.

17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do.

17:5 And now, Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

17:6 I manifested thy name unto the men whom thou hast given me out of the world: thine they were, and thou hast given them to me; and they have kept thy word.

17:7 Now they know that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee:

17:8 for the words which thou gavest me I have given unto them; and they received them, and knew truly that I came forth from thee, and they believed that thou didst send me.

17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine:

17:10 and all things that are mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them.

17:11 And I am no more in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou hast given me I have guarded, and not one of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

17:13 But now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves.

17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them from the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil one.

17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:17 Sanctify them in thy truth: thy word is truth.

17:18 As thou didst send me into the world, even so sent I them into the world.

17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

17:20 Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that shall believe on me through their word;

17:21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou didst send me.

17:22 And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one;

17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; and that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.

17:24 Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou gavest me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

17:25 O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me;

17:26 and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them.

John Chapter 18↑

18:1 When Jesus had spoken these things, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where was a garden, into which he entered, himself and his disciples.

18:2 Now Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

18:3 Judas then, having received the band of soldiers, and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.

18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?

18:5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them.

18:6 When therefore he said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

18:7 Again therefore he asked them, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.

18:8 Jesus answered, I told you that I am he; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

18:9 that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, Of those whom thou hast given me I lost not one.

18:10 Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchus.

18:11 Jesus therefore said unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which the Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

18:12 So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him,

18:13 and led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.

18:14 Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.

18:15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another(S1550, the other) disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest;

18:16 but Peter was standing at the door without. So the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

18:17 The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto Peter, Art thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

18:18 Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves: and Peter was with them, standing and warming himself.

18:19 The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching.

18:20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews always come together; and in secret spake I nothing.

18:21 Why askest thou me? ask them that have heard me, what I spake unto them: behold, these know the things which I said.

18:22 And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

18:23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

18:24 Then(S1550, omits then) Annas sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore unto him, Art thou also one of his disciples? He denied, and said, I am not.

18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

18:27 Peter therefore denied again: and straightaway the cock crowed.

18:28 They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium: and it was early; and they themselves entered not into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the passover.

18:29 Pilate therefore went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

18:30 They answered and said unto him, If this man were not an evildoer, we should not have delivered him up unto thee.

18:31 Pilate therefore said unto them, Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death:

18:32 that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

18:33 Pilate therefore entered into the Praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

18:34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this of thyself, or did others tell it thee concerning me?

18:35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find no crime(Or, basis [for an accusation]) in him.

18:39 But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

18:40 They all cried out therefore again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

John Chapter 19↑

19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

19:2 And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple garment,

19:3 and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they struck him with their hands.

19:4 Pilate therefore went out again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no crime(Or, basis [for an accusation]) in him.

19:5 Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold, the man!

19:6 When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him: for I find no crime(Or, basis [for an accusation]) in him.

19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself Son of God.

19:8 When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the more afraid;

19:9 and he entered into the Praetorium again, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

19:10 Pilate therefore saith unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?

19:11 Jesus answered, Thou wouldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivereth me unto thee hath greater sin.

19:12 Upon this Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou release this man, thou art not Caesar's friend: every one that maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

19:13 When Pilate therefore heard this word, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.

19:14 Now it was the Preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour. And he saith unto the Jews, Behold, your King!

19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

19:16 Then therefore he delivered him unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.

19:17 And he went out, bearing his cross, unto the place called The place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha:

19:18 where they crucified him, and with him two others, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

19:19 And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross. And there was written, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

19:20 This title therefore read many of the Jews, for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it was written in Hebrew, and in Greek, and in Latin.

19:21 The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but, that he said, I am King of the Jews.

19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

19:23 The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also the coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

19:24 They said therefore one to another, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my garments among them, And upon my vesture did they cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

19:25 But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold, thy son!

19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold, thy mother! And from that hour the disciple took her unto his own home.

19:28 After this Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, saith, I thirst.

19:29 Now there was set there a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and brought it to his mouth.

19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

19:31 The Jews therefore, (S1550, transposes next two clauses)because it was the Preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the cross upon the sabbath, (for the day of that sabbath was a high day), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

19:32 The soldiers therefore came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him:

19:33 but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

19:34 howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightaway there came out blood and water.

19:35 And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye may believe.

19:36 For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

19:37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

19:38 And after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took away the body of Jesus.

19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

19:40 So they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.

19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb wherein was never man yet laid.

19:42 There then because of the Jews' Preparation (for the tomb was nigh at hand) they laid Jesus.

John Chapter 20↑

20:1 Now on the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth the stone taken away from the tomb.

20:2 She runneth therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him.

20:3 Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb.

20:4 And they ran both together: and the other disciple outran(Lit., ran ahead more quickly than) Peter, and came first to the tomb;

20:5 and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths lying; yet entered he not in.

20:6 Simon Peter therefore cometh, following him, and entered into the tomb; and he beholdeth the linen cloths lying,

20:7 and the napkin, that was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

20:8 Then entered in therefore the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed.

20:9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

20:10 So the disciples went away again unto their own home.

20:11 But Mary was standing at the tomb weeping without: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb;

20:12 and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

20:13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

20:14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

20:15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

20:16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turneth herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher.

20:17 Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto my Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.

20:18 Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples that she had seen the Lord; and that he had said these things unto her.

20:19 When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20:20 And when he had said this, he showed unto them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord.

20:21 Jesus therefore said to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:

20:23 whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

20:25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.

20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not unbelieving, but believing.

20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

20:30 Many indeed, therefore, other signs also did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

20:31 but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have life in his name.

John Chapter 21↑

21:1 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested himself on this wise.

21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and entered into the boat immediately; and that night they took nothing.

21:4 But when morning was now come, Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

21:5 Jesus therefore saith unto them, Children, have ye aught to eat? They answered him, No.

21:6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fish.

21:7 That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea.

21:8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fish.

21:9 So when they gat out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

21:10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now taken.

21:11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net up on the land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent.

21:12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

21:13 Jesus therefore cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise.

21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

21:16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep.

21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

21:18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

21:19 Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

21:20 But Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at the supper, and said, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee?

21:21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

21:22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

21:23 This saying therefore went forth among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, that he should not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

21:24 This is the disciple that beareth witness of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his witness is true.

21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Acts

Acts Chapter 1↑

1:1 The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

1:2 until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

1:3 to whom he also showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing unto them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God:

1:4 and, being assembled together with them(S1550, omits them), he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, ye heard from me:

1:5 for John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days hence.

1:6 They therefore, when they were come together, asked him, saying, Lord, dost thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?

1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know times or seasons, which the Father hath set within his own authority.

1:8 But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1:9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1:10 And while they were looking steadfastly into heaven as he went, behold two men stood by them in white apparel;

1:11 who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven.

1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is nigh unto Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey off.

1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into the upper chamber, where they were abiding; both Peter and James(Lit., Jacob) and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James(Lit., Jacob) the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son(Or, [brother]) of James(Lit., Jacob).

1:14 These all with one accord continued steadfastly in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

1:15 And in these days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said (and there was a multitude of persons gathered together, about a hundred and twenty),

1:16 Men and brethren, it was needful that this scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spake before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus.

1:17 For he was numbered with us, and received his portion in this ministry.

1:18 (Now this man obtained a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1:19 And it became known to all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch that in their proper language that field was called Akeldama, that is, The field of blood.)

1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be made desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and, his office let another take.

1:21 Of the men therefore that have companied with us all the time in which the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us,

1:22 beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day that he was received up from us, of these must one become a witness with us of his resurrection.

1:23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show of these two the one whom thou hast chosen,

1:25 to take the portion in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place.

1:26 And they gave their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Acts Chapter 2↑

2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2:2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

2:3 And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.

2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

2:5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.

2:6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speaking in his own language.

2:7 And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these that speak Galileans?

2:8 And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born?

2:9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in Judea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,

2:10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

2:11 Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our tongues the great things of God.

2:12 And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

2:13 But others mocking said, They are filled with new wine.

2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spake forth unto them, saying, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and give ear unto my words.

2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is but the third hour of the day;

2:16 but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

2:17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

2:18 Yea and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days will I pour forth of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

2:19 And I will show wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:

2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord come, that great and notable day:

2:21 And it shall be, that every one—whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in the midst of you, even as ye yourselves also know;

2:23 him, being delivered up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by the hands of lawless men did crucify and slay:

2:24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

2:25 For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

2:26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh also shall dwell in hope:

2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades, neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption.

2:28 Thou madest known unto me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of gladness with thy countenance.

2:29 Men and brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day.

2:30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Christ to sit upon his throne;

2:31 he foreseeing this spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that his soul was not left in Hades, neither did his flesh see corruption.

2:32 This Jesus did God raise up, whereof we all are witnesses.

2:33 Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

2:35 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.

2:36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly, that God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified.

2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

2:39 For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him.

2:40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, Save yourselves from this crooked generation.

2:41 They then that gladly received his word were baptized: and there were added unto them that day about three thousand souls.

2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

2:45 and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need.

2:46 And day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at every house, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,

2:47 praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church day by day those that were saved.

Acts Chapter 3↑

3:1 Now Peter and John were going up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

3:2 And a certain man that was lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3:3 who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked(S1550, adds to receive) an alms.

3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us.

3:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something from them.

3:6 But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but what I have, that give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise and walk.

3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and raised him up: and immediately his feet and his anklebones received strength.

3:8 And leaping up, he stood, and began to walk; and he entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

3:10 and they took knowledge of him, that it was he that sat for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

3:11 And as the lame man who was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this man? or why fasten ye your eyes on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him to walk?

3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Servant Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him.

3:14 But ye denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a man, a murderer, to be granted unto you,

3:15 and killed the Prince(Or, Originator) of life; whom God raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

3:16 And by faith in his name hath his name made this man strong, whom ye behold and know: yea, the faith which is through him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

3:17 And now, brethren, I know that in ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

3:18 But the things which God foreshowed by the mouth of all his prophets, that the Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.

3:19 Repent ye therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come seasons of refreshing from the presence of the Lord;

3:20 and that he may send Jesus Christ who before hath been preached unto you:

3:21 whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of all his holy prophets that have been from (Lit., the age)of old.

3:22 For Moses indeed said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you from among your brethren, like unto me; to him shall ye hearken in all things whatsoever he shall speak unto you.

3:23 And it shall be, that every soul that shall not hearken to that prophet, shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.

3:24 Yea and all the prophets from Samuel and them that followed after, as many as have spoken, they also foretold of these days.

3:25 Ye are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Servant Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.

Acts Chapter 4↑

4:1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,

4:2 being sore troubled because they taught the people, and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in ward unto the morrow: for it was now eventide.

4:4 But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

4:5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together at Jerusalem,

4:6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest.

4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have ye done this?

4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

4:9 if we this day are examined concerning a good deed done to an impotent man, by what means this man (Or, hath been saved)is made whole;

4:10 be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even in him doth this man stand here before you whole.

4:11 He is the stone which was set at nought of you the builders, which became the head of the corner.

4:12 And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven that is given among men, wherein we must be saved.

4:13 Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

4:14 And seeing the man that was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

4:16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been wrought through them, is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us strictly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

4:18 And they called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye:

4:20 for we cannot but speak the things which we saw and heard.

4:21 And they, when they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that which was done.

4:22 For the man was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was wrought.

4:23 And being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them.

4:24 And they, when they heard it, lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, O Lord, thou art God, who didst make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

4:25 who by the mouth of thy servant David didst say, Why did the nations(Or, Gentiles) rage, and the peoples imagine vain things?

4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord, and against his Christ(Or, Anointed One):

4:27 for of a truth against thy holy Servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were gathered together,

4:28 to do whatsoever thy hand and thy council foreordained to come to pass.

4:29 And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants to speak thy word with all boldness,

4:30 by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of thy holy Servant Jesus.

4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

4:33 And with great power gave the apostles their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

4:34 For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

4:35 and laid them at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto each, according as anyone had need.

4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of exhortation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race,

4:37 having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Acts Chapter 5↑

5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

5:2 and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart, for thee to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

5:4 While it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5:5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down and expired: and great fear came upon all that heard these things.

5:6 And the young men arose and wrapped him round, and they carried him out and buried him.

5:7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

5:8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much. And she said, Yea, for so much.

5:9 But Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to try the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them that have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out.

5:10 And she fell down immediately at his feet, and expired: and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband.

5:11 And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all that heard these things.

5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people: and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

5:13 But of the rest durst no man join himself to them: howbeit the people magnified them;

5:14 and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women:

5:15 insomuch that they carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some one of them.

5:16 And there also came together the multitude from the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing the sick, and them that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

5:17 But the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy(Or, zealous indignation),

5:18 and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in public ward.

5:19 But an angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them out, and said,

5:20 Go ye, and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

5:21 And when they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison house to have them brought.

5:22 But the officers that came found them not in the prison; and they returned, and told,

5:23 saying, The prison house truly we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

5:24 Now when the priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed concerning them whereunto this would grow.

5:25 And there came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the temple standing and teaching the people.

5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them, but without violence; for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

5:27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them,

5:28 saying, Did we not strictly charge you not to teach in this name? and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.

5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.

5:31 Him did God exalt with his right hand to be a Prince(Or, Leader) and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.

5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things(Lit., sayings); and so is also the Holy Spirit, which God hath given to them that obey him.

5:33 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and were minded to slay them.

5:34 But there stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, had in honor of all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little while.

5:35 And he said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as touching these men, what ye are about to do.

5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men did join themselves, about four hundred: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nought.

5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the enrollment, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.

5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown:

5:39 but if it is of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God.

5:40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles unto them, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

5:41 They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for his name.

5:42 And every day, in the temple and in every house, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus as the Christ.

Acts Chapter 6↑

6:1 Now in these days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a murmuring of the Grecian Jews against the Hebraic Jews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

6:2 And the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not fit that we should forsake the word of God, and serve tables.

6:3 Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we shall appoint over this business.

6:4 But we will continue steadfastly in prayer, and in the ministry of the word.

6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus a proselyte of Antioch;

6:6 whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands upon them.

6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, wrought great wonders and signs among the people.

6:9 But there arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called the synagogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.

6:10 And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

6:11 Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.

6:12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and seized him, and brought him into the council,

6:13 and set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

6:14 for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered unto us.

6:15 And all that sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Acts Chapter 7↑

7:1 And the high priest said, Are then these things so?

7:2 And he said, Men, brethren and fathers, hearken: The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,

7:3 and said unto him, Get thee out of thy land, and from thy kindred, and come into a land that I shall show thee.

7:4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Haran: and from thence, when his father was dead, God removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell:

7:5 and he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: and he promised that he would give it to him in possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

7:6 And God spake on this wise, that his seed should sojourn in a strange land, and that they should bring them into bondage, and treat them ill, four hundred years.

7:7 And the nation to which they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.

7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so he begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob the twelve patriarchs.

7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt: and God was with him,

7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

7:11 Now there came a famine over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.

7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time.

7:13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's race became manifest unto Pharaoh.

7:14 And Joseph sent, and called to him his father Jacob, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

7:15 And Jacob went down into Egypt; and he died, himself and our fathers;

7:16 and they were carried over unto Sychem, and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price in silver of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

7:17 But as the time of the promise drew nigh which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

7:18 till there arose another king, who knew not Joseph.

7:19 The same dealt craftily with our race, and ill-treated our fathers, that they should cast out their babes to the end they might not live.

7:20 At which season Moses was born, and was acceptable(Or, comely) to God; and he was nourished three months in his father's house:

7:21 and when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

7:22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in words and in works.

7:23 But when he was well-nigh forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the sons of Israel.

7:24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, smiting the Egyptian:

7:25 and he supposed that his brethren understood that God by his hand was giving them deliverance(Or, salvation); but they understood not.

7:26 And the day following he appeared unto them as they strove, and urged them to peace, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

7:27 But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

7:28 Wouldest thou kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian yesterday?

7:29 And Moses fled at this saying, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons.

7:30 And when forty years were fulfilled, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai, in a flame of fire in a bush.

7:31 And when Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold, there came a voice of the Lord unto him,

7:32 I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

7:33 And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

7:34 I have surely seen the affliction of my people that is in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I am come down to deliver them: and now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? him did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel that appeared to him in the bush.

7:36 This man led them forth, having wrought wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

7:37 This is that Moses, who said unto the sons of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you from among your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

7:38 This is he that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel that spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received living oracles to give unto us:

7:39 to whom our fathers would not be obedient, but thrust him from them, and turned back in their hearts unto Egypt,

7:40 saying unto Aaron, Make us gods that shall go before us: for as for this Moses, who led us forth out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.

7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands.

7:42 But God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, Did ye offer unto me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?

7:43 And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

7:44 (S1550, Among our Fathers was)Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he appointed who spake unto Moses, that he should make it according to the figure that he had seen.

7:45 Which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in with Joshua when they entered on the possession of the nations, that God thrust out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

7:46 who found favor in the sight of God, and asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob.

7:47 But Solomon built him a house.

7:48 Howbeit the Most High dwelleth not in temples(Lit., sanctuaries) made with hands; as saith the prophet,

7:49 The heaven is my throne, and the earth the footstool of my feet: what manner of house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

7:50 Did not my hand make all these things?

7:51 Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.

7:52 Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? and they killed them that showed before of the coming of the Righteous One; of whom ye have now become betrayers and murderers;

7:53 ye who received the law as it was ordained by angels, and kept it not.

7:54 Now when they heard these things, they were cut in their hearts, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

7:56 and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

7:57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord;

7:58 and they cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon the Lord, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

7:60 And he knelt down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Acts Chapter 8↑

8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8:2 And devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him.

8:3 But Saul laid waste the church, entering into every house, and dragging men and women committed them to prison.

8:4 They therefore that were scattered abroad went about preaching the word.

8:5 And Philip went down to a city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ.

8:6 And the multitudes gave heed with one accord unto the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard, and saw the signs which he did.

8:7 For from many of those that had unclean spirits, they came out, crying with a loud voice: and many that were palsied, and that were lame, were healed.

8:8 And there was great joy in that city.

8:9 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who beforetime in the city used sorcery, and amazed the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

8:10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

8:11 And they gave heed to him, because that of long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.

8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

8:13 And Simon also himself believed: and being baptized, he continued with Philip; and beholding the (S1550, signs and great miracles)miracles and signs wrought, he was amazed.

8:14 Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

8:15 who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:

8:16 for as yet it was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

8:18 Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

8:19 saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.

8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.

8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.

8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.

8:23 For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

8:24 And Simon answered and said, Pray ye for me to the Lord, that none of the things which ye have spoken come upon me.

8:25 They therefore, when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.

8:26 But an angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza: the same is desert.

8:27 And he arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, the queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, who had come to Jerusalem to worship;

8:28 and he was returning, and sitting in his (S1550, chariot. And he read)chariot, he read the prophet Isaiah.

8:29 And the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

8:30 And Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou then what thou readest?

8:31 And he said, How can I, except someone shall guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

8:32 Now the passage of the scripture which he was reading was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before his shearer is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth:

8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other?

8:35 And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.

8:36 And as they went on the way, they came unto a certain water; and the eunuch saith, Behold, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they both went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went on his way rejoicing.

8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Acts Chapter 9↑

9:1 But Saul, yet breathing threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

9:2 and asked of him letters to Damascus unto the synagogues, that if he found any that were of the way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

9:3 And as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Damascus: and suddenly there shone round about him a light from heaven:

9:4 and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and enter into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

9:7 And the men that journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but beholding no man.

9:8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man; and they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

9:9 And he was three days without sight, and did neither eat nor drink.

9:10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said unto him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

9:11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus: for behold, he prayeth;

9:12 and he hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

9:13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem:

9:14 and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name.

9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before Gentiles, and kings, and the sons of Israel:

9:16 for I will show him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake.

9:17 And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

9:18 And straightaway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight immediately; and he arose and was baptized;

9:19 and he took food and was strengthened. And Saul was certain days with the disciples that were at Damascus.

9:20 And straightaway in the synagogues he proclaimed the Christ, that he is the Son of God.

9:21 And all that heard him were amazed, and said, Is not this he that in Jerusalem made havoc of them that called on this name, and came hither for this intent, that he might bring them bound before the chief priests.

9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews that dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is the Christ.

9:23 And when many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel together to kill him:

9:24 but their plot became known to Saul. And they watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him:

9:25 but the disciples took him by night, and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.

9:26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: and they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.

9:27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.

9:28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

9:29 And preached boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and he spake and disputed against the Grecian Jews; but they were seeking to kill him.

9:30 And when the brethren knew it, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

9:31 So the churches throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being edified; and, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.

9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter went throughout all parts, he came down also to the saints that dwelt at Lydda.

9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had kept his bed eight years; for he was palsied.

9:34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus the Christ healeth thee: arise, and make thy bed. And straightaway he arose.

9:35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and in Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she fell sick, and died: and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper chamber.

9:38 And as Lydda was nigh unto Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent unto him two men, entreating him that he would not delay to come to them.

9:39 And Peter arose and went with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

9:40 But Peter put them all forth, knelt down, and prayed; and turning to the body, he said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

9:41 And he gave her his hand, and raised her up; and calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

9:42 And it became known throughout all Joppa: and many believed on the Lord.

9:43 And it came to pass, that he abode many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Acts Chapter 10↑

10:1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

10:2 a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, who also gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

10:3 He saw in a vision openly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in unto him, and saying to him, Cornelius.

10:4 And he, fastening his eyes upon him, and being affrighted, said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are gone up for a memorial before God.

10:5 And now send men to Joppa, and fetch Simon, who is surnamed Peter:

10:6 he lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the seaside: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

10:7 And when the angel that spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;

10:8 and having rehearsed all things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

10:9 Now on the morrow, as they were on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour:

10:10 and he became hungry, and desired to eat: but while they made ready, a trance fell upon him;

10:11 and he beholdeth the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it were a great sheet, bound at the four corners, and let down upon the earth:

10:12 wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth and wild beasts and creeping things and birds of the heaven.

10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.

10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.

10:15 And a voice came unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, call not thou common.

10:16 And this was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

10:17 Now while Peter was much perplexed in himself what the vision which he had seen might mean, then, behold, the men that were sent from Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood before the gate,

10:18 and called and asked whether Simon, who was surnamed Peter, were lodging there.

10:19 And while Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men are seeking thee.

10:20 But arise, and get thee down, and go with them, nothing doubting: for I have sent them.

10:21 And Peter went down to the men that were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

10:22 And they said, Cornelius a centurion, a righteous man and one that feareth God, and well reported of by all the nation of the Jews, was warned of God by a holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words from thee.

10:23 So he called them in and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went forth with them, and certain of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

10:24 And on the morrow they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his kinsmen and his near friends.

10:25 And when it came to pass that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshiped him.

10:26 But Peter raised him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

10:27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and findeth many come together:

10:28 and he said unto them, Ye yourselves know how it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to join himself or come unto one of another nation; and yet unto me hath God shown that I should not call any man common or unclean:

10:29 wherefore also I came without gainsaying, when I was sent for. I ask therefore with what intent ye sent for me.

10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago, I was fasting until this hour; and I was keeping the ninth hour of prayer in my house; and behold, a man stood before me in bright apparel,

10:31 and saith, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

10:32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call unto thee Simon, who is surnamed Peter; he lodgeth in the house of Simon a tanner, by the seaside: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

10:33 Forthwith therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all things that have been commanded thee of God.

10:34 And Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

10:35 but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

10:36 The word which he sent unto the sons of Israel, preaching good tidings of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all)—

10:37 that saying ye yourselves know, which was published throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

10:38 even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew, hanging him on a tree.

10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and gave him to be made manifest,

10:41 not to all the people, but unto witnesses that were chosen before of God, even to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.

10:42 And he charged us to preach unto the people, and to testify(Or, testify solemnly) that this is he who is ordained of God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.

10:43 To him bear all the prophets witness, that through his name every one that believeth on him shall receive remission of sins.

10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word.

10:45 And they of the circumcision that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.

10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

10:47 Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts Chapter 11↑

11:1 Now the apostles and the brethren that were in Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

11:2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

11:3 saying, Thou wentest in to the house of men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

11:4 But Peter began, and expounded the matter unto them in order, saying,

11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending, as it were a great sheet let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even unto me:

11:6 upon which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw the four-footed beasts of the earth and wild beasts and creeping things and birds of the heaven.

11:7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Rise, Peter; kill and eat.

11:8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever entered into my mouth.

11:9 But a voice answered me the second time out of heaven, What God hath cleansed, call not thou common.

11:10 And this was done thrice: and all were drawn up again into heaven.

11:11 And behold, forthwith three men stood before the house in which I was, having been sent from Caesarea unto me.

11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, (Or, making no distinction)doubting nothing. And these six brethren also accompanied me; and we entered into the man's house:

11:13 and he told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying unto him, Send men to Joppa, and fetch Simon, whose surname is Peter;

11:14 who shall speak unto thee words, whereby thou shalt be saved, thou and all thy house.

11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.

11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

11:17 If then God gave unto them the like gift as he did also unto us, when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, then who was I, that I could withstand God?

11:18 And when they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then to the Gentiles also hath God granted repentance unto life.

11:19 They therefore that were scattered abroad upon the tribulation that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to none save only to Jews.

11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecian Jews, preaching the Lord Jesus.

11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

11:22 And the report concerning them came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch:

11:23 who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord:

11:24 for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

11:25 And Barnabas went forth to Tarsus to seek for Saul;

11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that for a whole year they were gathered together with(Or, in) the church, and taught much people; and that the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

11:27 Now in these days there came down prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world: which also came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

11:29 And the disciples, according as any one was prospering, determined each of them to send relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judea:

11:30 which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Acts Chapter 12↑

12:1 Now about that time Herod the king put forth his hands to afflict certain of the church.

12:2 And he killed James(Lit., Jacob) the brother of John with the sword.

12:3 And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. And those were the days of unleavened bread.

12:4 And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.

12:5 Peter therefore was kept in the prison: but earnest prayer was made of the church unto God for him.

12:6 And when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and guards before the door kept the prison.

12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the cell: and he smote Peter on the side, and awoke him, saying, Rise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

12:9 And he went out, and followed him; and he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

12:10 And when they were past the first and the second guard, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth into the city; which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and straightaway the angel departed from him.

12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a truth, that the Lord hath sent forth his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12:12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together and were praying.

12:13 And when Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda.

12:14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but ran in, and told that Peter stood before the gate.

12:15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And they said, It is his angel.

12:16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were amazed.

12:17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. And he said, Tell these things unto James(Lit., Jacob), and to the brethren. And he departed, and went to another place.

12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be carried away to be (Or, punished)put to death. And he went down from Judea to Caesarea, and tarried there.

12:20 Now Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: and they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the king's country.

12:21 And upon a set day Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the throne, and made an oration unto them.

12:22 And the people shouted, saying, The voice of a god, and not of a man.

12:23 And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not glory to God: and he was eaten of worms, and expired.

12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministration, taking also with them John whose surname was Mark.

Acts Chapter 13↑

13:1 Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

13:2 And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate to me both Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

13:3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John as their attendant.

13:6 And when they had gone through the island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-Jesus;

13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.

13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

13:9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, and fastening his eyes on him,

13:10 said, O full of all guile and all villainy, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

13:13 Now (Lit., those about Paul)Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.

13:14 But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and they went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Men, brethren, if ye have a word of exhortation for the people, say on.

13:16 And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken:

13:17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they sojourned in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm led he them forth out of it.

13:18 And for about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance.

13:20 And after these things he gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

13:21 And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years.

13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; to whom also he bare witness and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who shall do all my will.

13:23 Of this man's seed hath God according to promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

13:24 When John had first preached before his coming a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

13:25 And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, Whom suppose ye that I am? I am not he. But behold, there cometh one after me the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to unloose.

13:26 Men, brethren, sons of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

13:27 For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.

13:28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain.

13:29 And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.

13:30 But God raised him from the dead:

13:31 and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

13:32 And we bring you good tidings of the promise made unto the fathers,

13:33 that God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he raised up Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

13:34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he hath spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.

13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou wilt not give thy Holy One to see corruption.

13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

13:37 but he whom God raised up saw no corruption.

13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto you remission of sins:

13:39 and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken in the prophets:

13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, if one declare it unto you.

13:42 And as they went out of the synagogue of the Jews, the Gentiles besought that these words might be spoken to them the next sabbath.

13:43 Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.

13:44 And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were said by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

13:46 And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. But seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee for a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the uttermost part of the earth.

13:48 And as the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

13:49 And the word of the Lord was spread abroad throughout all the region.

13:50 But the Jews urged on the women that were devout, and the women of honorable estate, and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders.

13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.

13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts Chapter 14↑

14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium that they entered both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed.

14:2 But the Jews that were unbelieving(Or, disobedient) stirred up the souls of the Gentiles, and made them evil affected against the brethren.

14:3 Long time therefore they tarried there speaking boldly in the Lord, who bare witness unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided; and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

14:5 And when there was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to treat them shamefully and to stone them,

14:6 they became aware of it, and fled unto the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the region round about:

14:7 and there they preached the gospel.

14:8 And at Lystra there sat a certain man, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.

14:9 The same heard Paul speaking: who, fastening his eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be (Or, saved)made whole,

14:10 said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped up and walked.

14:11 And when the multitude saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

14:12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because he was the chief speaker.

14:13 Then the priest of Jupiter whose temple was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the multitudes.

14:14 But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their garments, and (Or, rushed into)sprang in among the multitude, crying out

14:15 and saying, Men, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that in them is:

14:16 who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways.

14:17 And yet he left not himself without witness, in that he did good and gave us from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

14:18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing sacrifice unto them.

14:19 But there came Jews thither from Antioch and Iconium: and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.

14:20 But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city: and on the morrow he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.

14:21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,

14:22 confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

14:23 And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

14:24 And they passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.

14:25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia;

14:26 and thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled.

14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all things that God had done with them, and that he had opened a door of faith unto the Gentiles.

14:28 And they tarried there no little time with the disciples.

Acts Chapter 15↑

15:1 And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, saying, Except ye be circumcised after the custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and questioning with them, the brethren appointed that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

15:3 They therefore, being brought on their way by the church, passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

15:4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that God had done with them.

15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying, It is needful to circumcise them, and to charge them to keep the law of Moses.

15:6 And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men, brethren, ye know that a good while ago God made choice among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15:8 And God, who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us;

15:9 and he made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.

15:10 Now therefore why make ye trial of God, that ye should put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

15:11 But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, in like manner as they.

15:12 And all the multitude kept silence; and they hearkened unto Barnabas and Paul rehearsing what signs and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles through them.

15:13 And after they had held their peace, James(Lit., Jacob) answered, saying, Men, brethren, hearken unto me:

15:14 Simeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

15:16 After these things I will return, and I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15:17 That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

15:18 Known unto God from (Lit., [the] age)of old are all his works.

15:19 Wherefore my judgment is, that we trouble not them that from among the Gentiles turn to God;

15:20 but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

15:21 For Moses from generations of old hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath.

15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men out of their company, and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas who was surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

15:23 and they wrote thus by them, The apostles and the elders and the brethren, unto the brethren who are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greeting:

15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard that certain who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying to be circumcised and to keep the law; to whom we gave no commandment;

15:25 it seemed good unto us, having come to one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26 men that have hazarded(Or, given up) their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves also shall tell you the same things by word of mouth.

15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:

15:29 that ye abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15:30 So they, when they were dismissed, came to Antioch; and having gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle.

15:31 And when they had read it, they rejoiced for the consolation.

15:32 And Judas and Silas, being themselves also prophets, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

15:33 And after they had spent some time there, they were dismissed in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

15:35 But Paul and Barnabas tarried in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

15:36 And after some days Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us return now and visit our brethren in every city wherein we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they fare.

15:37 And Barnabas was minded to take with them John, who was called Mark.

15:38 But Paul thought not good to take with them him who withdrew from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

15:39 There arose therefore a sharp contention, so that they parted asunder one from the other, and Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away unto Cyprus:

15:40 but Paul chose Silas, and went forth, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God.

15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.

Acts Chapter 16↑

16:1 And he came to Derbe and Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain woman, a believing Jewess; but his father was a Greek.

16:2 The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

16:4 And as they went on their way through the cities, they delivered them the decrees to keep which had been ordained of the apostles and the elders that were at Jerusalem.

16:5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.

16:6 Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia,

16:7 and were come over against Mysia, they assayed to go on toward Bithynia; and the Spirit suffered them not;

16:8 and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.

16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

16:10 And when he had seen the vision, straightaway we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel unto them.

16:11 Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;

16:12 and from thence to Philippi, which is a leading city of that district of Macedonia, a Roman colony: and we were in this city tarrying certain days.

16:13 And on the sabbath day we went forth without the city by a riverside, where was wont to be prayer; and we sat down, and spake unto the women that were come together.

16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that worshiped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.

16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

16:16 And it came to pass, as we were going to prayer, that a certain maid having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.

16:17 The same following after Paul and us cried out, saying, These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim unto us the way of salvation.

16:18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, being sore troubled, turned and said to the spirit, I charge thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And it came out that very hour.

16:19 But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they laid hold on Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers,

16:20 and when they had brought them unto the magistrates, they said, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

16:21 and set forth customs which it is not lawful for us to receive, or to observe, being Romans.

16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent their garments off them, and commanded to beat them with rods.

16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely:

16:24 who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;

16:26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened; and everyone's bands were loosed.

16:27 And the jailer, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew a sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.

16:28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

16:29 And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,

16:30 and brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.

16:32 And they spake the word of the Lord unto him, and to all that were in his house.

16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, immediately.

16:34 And he brought them up into his house, and set food before them, and rejoiced, with all his house, having believed in God.

16:35 But when it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.

16:36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore come forth, and go in peace.

16:37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men that are Romans, and have cast us into prison; and do they now cast us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and bring us out.

16:38 And the sergeants reported these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that they were Romans;

16:39 and they came and besought them; and when they had brought them out, they asked them to depart from the city.

16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

Acts Chapter 17↑

17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a(Lit., the) synagogue of the Jews:

17:2 and Paul, as his custom was, went in unto them, and for three sabbath days reasoned with them from the scriptures,

17:3 opening(Or, explaining) and alleging that it behooved the Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is the Christ.

17:4 And some of them were persuaded, and (Or, attached themselves to)consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.

17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain vile fellows of the rabble, and gathering a crowd, set the city on an uproar; and assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them to the people.

17:6 And when they found them not, they dragged Jason and certain brethren before the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;

17:7 whom Jason hath received: and these all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

17:8 And they troubled the multitude and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

17:9 And when they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.

17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who when they were come thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

17:12 Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and of men, not a few.

17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was proclaimed of Paul at Berea also, they came thither likewise, stirring up the multitudes.

17:14 And then immediately the brethren sent forth Paul to go as it were to the sea: but both Silas and Timothy abode there still.

17:15 But they that conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timothy that they should come to him with all speed, they departed.

17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he beheld the city full of idols.

17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.

17:18 And certain of the Epicurean and the Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, What would this babbler say? others, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods(Lit., demons): because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.

17:19 And they took hold of him, and brought him unto the Areopagus(Or, hill of Ares), saying, May we know what this new teaching is, which is spoken by thee?

17:20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things might mean.

17:21 (Now all the Athenians and the strangers sojourning there spent their time in nothing else, but to tell and to hear some new thing.)

17:22 And Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus(Or, hill of Ares), and said, Ye men of Athens, in all things I perceive that ye are very religious(Or, superstitious).

17:23 For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye worship in ignorance, him I set forth unto you.

17:24 The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples(Lit., sanctuaries) made with hands;

17:25 neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life and breath in all things;

17:26 and he made of one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation;

17:27 that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us:

17:28 for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.

17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth all men everywhere to repent:

17:31 because he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

17:32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, We will hear thee again concerning this.

17:33 And so Paul went out from among them.

17:34 But certain men clave unto him, and believed: among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Acts Chapter 18↑

18:1 And after these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.

18:2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: and he came unto them;

18:3 and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and wrought; for by their trade they were tentmakers.

18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.

18:5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the Spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

18:6 And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook out his raiment and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

18:7 And he departed thence, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one that worshiped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

18:8 And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

18:9 And the Lord said unto Paul by a vision in the night, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace:

18:10 for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee: for I have much people in this city.

18:11 And he dwelt there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,

18:13 saying, This man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed then it were a matter of wrong or of wicked villainy, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

18:15 but if it is a question about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; for I am not minded to be a judge of these matters.

18:16 And he drove them from the judgment seat.

18:17 And all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things.

18:18 And Paul, having tarried after this yet many days, took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila: having shorn his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow.

18:19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

18:20 And when they asked him to abide with them a longer time, he consented not;

18:21 but took his leave of them, saying, I must by all means keep the coming feast at Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you if God will. And he set sail from Ephesus,

18:22 and when he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and saluted the church, and went down to Antioch.

18:23 And having spent some time there, he departed, and went through the region of Galatia, and Phrygia, in order, confirming all the disciples.

18:24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by race, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the scriptures.

18:25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught accurately the things concerning the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John:

18:26 and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more accurately.

18:27 And when he was minded to pass over into Achaia, the (Or, brethren wrote, exhorting)brethren encouraged him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him: and when he was come, he helped them much that had believed through grace;

18:28 for he powerfully confuted the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

Acts Chapter 19↑

19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country came to Ephesus; and finding certain disciples,

19:2 he said unto them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit—having believed? And they said unto him, But we did not even hear whether there is any Holy Spirit.

19:3 And he said unto them, Into what then were ye baptized? And they said, Into John's baptism.

19:4 And Paul said, John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people that they should believe on him that should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

19:5 And, hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

19:7 And they were in all about twelve men.

19:8 And he entered into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, reasoning and persuading as to the things concerning the kingdom of God.

19:9 But when some were hardened and believed not, speaking evil of the way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

19:10 And this continued for the space of two years; so that all they that dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

19:12 insomuch that unto the sick were brought handkerchiefs or aprons from his body, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out from them.

19:13 But certain of the strolling Jews, exorcists, took upon them to name over them that had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

19:14 And there were certain men, seven sons of Sceva, a Jew, a chief priest, who did this.

19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know(Or, acquainted with); but who are ye?

19:16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit, leaping upon them and mastering them, prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

19:17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, that dwelt at Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19:18 Many also of them that had believed came, confessing, and declaring(Or, disclosing) their deeds.

19:19 And many of them that practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

19:20 So mightily grew the word of the Lord and prevailed.

19:21 Now after these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

19:22 And having sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.

19:23 And about that time there arose no small stir concerning the way.

19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines(Or, sanctuaries) of Artemis, brought no little business unto the craftsmen;

19:25 whom he gathered together, with those of like occupation, and said, Men, ye know that by this business we have our wealth.

19:26 And ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they are no gods, that are made with hands:

19:27 and not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute; but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be made of no account, and that her magnificence should also be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshipeth.

19:28 And when they heard this they were filled with wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.

19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel.

19:30 And when Paul was minded to enter in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

19:31 And certain also of the Asiarchs(Or, chief men of Asia), being his friends, sent unto him and besought him not to adventure himself into the theater.

19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was in confusion; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

19:33 And they brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews having put him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made a defense unto the people.

19:34 But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.

19:35 And when the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is temple(Lit., sanctuary) keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

19:36 Seeing then that these things cannot be gainsaid, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash.

19:37 For ye have brought hither these men, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess.

19:38 If therefore Demetrius, and the craftsmen that are with him, have a matter against any man, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls: let them accuse one another.

19:39 But if ye seek anything about other matters, it shall be settled in the regular(Or, lawful) assembly.

19:40 For indeed we are in danger to be accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause by which we shall be able to give account of this concourse.

19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

Acts Chapter 20↑

20:1 And after the uproar ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia.

20:2 And when he had gone through those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece.

20:3 And when he had spent three months there, and a plot was laid against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, a decision was made to return through Macedonia.

20:4 And there accompanied him as far as Asia, Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

20:5 These had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas.

20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we tarried seven days.

20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech until midnight.

20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber where they were gathered together.

20:9 And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Make ye no ado; for his life is in him.

20:11 And when he was gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

20:12 And they brought the lad alive, and were not a little comforted.

20:13 But we, going before to the ship, set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

20:14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

20:15 And sailing from thence, we came the following day over against Chios; and the next day we touched at Samos; and having tarried at Trogyllium, the day after we came to Miletus.

20:16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to him the elders of the church.

20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, after what manner I was with you all the time,

20:19 serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and with many tears, and with trials which befell me by the plots of the Jews;

20:20 how I shrank not from declaring unto you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly, and from house to house,

20:21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

20:23 save that the Holy Spirit testifieth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

20:24 But I make no account, neither count I my life precious unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

20:25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

20:26 Wherefore I testify unto you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

20:27 For I shrank not from declaring unto you the whole counsel of God.

20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the church of God, which he purchased with his own blood.

20:29 For I know this, that after my departing grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock;

20:30 and from among your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

20:31 Wherefore watch ye, remembering that by the space of three years I ceased not to admonish every one night and day with tears.

20:32 And now I commend you, brethren, to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them that are sanctified.

20:33 I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

20:35 In all things I (Or, shewed you)gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he knelt down and prayed with them all.

20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him,

20:38 sorrowing (Or, especially)most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they should behold his face no more. And they brought him on his way unto the ship.

Acts Chapter 21↑

21:1 And when it came to pass that we were parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course unto Cos, and the next day unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:

21:2 and having found a ship crossing over unto Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set sail.

21:3 And when we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed unto Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

21:4 And having found disciples(S1550, the disciples), we tarried there seven days: and these said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

21:5 And when it came to pass that we had accomplished the days, we departed and went on our journey; and they all, with wives and children, brought us on our way till we were out of the city: and kneeling down on the beach, we prayed.

21:6 And when we had bade each other farewell, we went on board the ship, but they returned home again.

21:7 And when we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais; and we saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

21:8 And on the morrow we(S1550, they) that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and entering into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we abode with him.

21:9 Now this man had four virgin daughters, who prophesied.

21:10 And as we tarried there some days, there came down from Judea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

21:11 And coming to us, and taking Paul's girdle, and having bound his own hands and feet, he said, Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

21:12 And when we heard these things, both we and they of that place besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

21:13 And Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

21:15 And after these days we made preparations and went up to Jerusalem.

21:16 And there went with us also certain of the disciples from Caesarea, bringing with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an early disciple, with whom we should lodge.

21:17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

21:18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.

21:19 And when he had saluted them, he rehearsed one by one the things which God had wrought among the Gentiles through his ministry.

21:20 And they, when they heard it, glorified the Lord, saying unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many myriads there are of the Jews that have believed; and they are all zealous for the law:

21:21 and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

21:23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men that have a vow on them;

21:24 these take, and purify thyself with them, and (Or, pay their expenses)be at charges for them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that there is (Lit., nothing)no truth in the things whereof they have been informed concerning thee; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, keeping the law.

21:25 But as touching the Gentiles that have believed, we wrote, giving judgment that they should observe no such thing, save only that they should keep themselves from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication.

21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them went into the temple, declaring the fulfillment of the days of purification, until the offering was offered for every one of them.

21:27 And when the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him,

21:28 crying out, Men, Israelites, help: This is the man that teacheth all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place; and moreover he brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath defiled this holy place.

21:29 For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus the Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.

21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together; and they laid hold on Paul, and dragged him out of the temple: and straightaway the doors were shut.

21:31 But as they were seeking to kill him, tidings came up to the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in confusion.

21:32 And forthwith he took soldiers and centurions, and ran down upon them: and they, when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, left off beating Paul.

21:33 Then the chief captain came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he might be, and what he had done.

21:34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the crowd: and when he could not know the certainty because of the uproar, he commanded him to be brought into the castle.

21:35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was that he was borne of the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd;

21:36 for the multitude of the people followed after, crying out, Away with him.

21:37 And as Paul was about to be brought into the castle, he saith unto the chief captain, Is it permitted to me to say anything unto thee? And he said, Dost thou know Greek?

21:38 Art thou not then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?

21:39 But Paul said, I am a man, a Jew, of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and I beseech thee, give me leave to speak unto the people.

21:40 And when he had given him leave, Paul, standing on the stairs, beckoned with the hand unto the people; and when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew language, saying,

Acts Chapter 22↑

22:1 "Men, brothers, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you.

22:2 And when they heard that he spake unto them in the Hebrew language, they were the more quiet: and he saith,

22:3 I am indeed a man, a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as ye all are this day:

22:4 and I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

22:5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and journeyed to Damascus to bring them also that were there unto Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.

22:6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and drew nigh unto Damascus, about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.

22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

22:9 And they that were with me beheld indeed the light, and were affrighted; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

22:10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.

22:11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me I came into Damascus.

22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews that dwelt there,

22:13 came unto me, and standing by me said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And in that very hour I looked up on him.

22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath appointed thee to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.

22:15 For thou shalt be a witness for him unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and (Or, baptize thyself)have thyself baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,

22:18 and saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem; because they will not receive of thee the testimony concerning me.

22:19 And I said, Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

22:20 and when the blood of Stephen thy witness was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and keeping the garments of them that slew him.

22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far hence unto the Gentiles.

22:22 And they gave him audience unto this word; and they lifted up their voice, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.

22:23 And as they cried out, and threw off their garments, and cast dust into the air,

22:24 the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, bidding that he should be examined by scourging, that he might know for what cause they so shouted against him.

22:25 And as they(S1550, he) tied him up with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

22:26 And when the centurion heard it, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou art about to do: for this man is a Roman.

22:27 And the chief captain came and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? And he said, Yea.

22:28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this citizenship. And Paul said, But I am a Roman born.

22:29 They then that were about to examine him straightaway departed from him: and the chief captain also was afraid when he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.

22:30 But on the morrow, desiring to know the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to come, and brought Paul down and set him before them.

Acts Chapter 23↑

23:1 And Paul, looking steadfastly on the council, said, Men, brethren, I have lived before God in all good conscience until this day.

23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

23:3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: and sittest thou to judge me according to the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?

23:4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?

23:5 And Paul said, I knew not, brethren, that he was high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of a ruler of thy people.

23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men, brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: touching the hope and resurrection of the dead I am (Lit., judged)called in question.

23:7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the multitude was divided.

23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both.

23:9 And there arose a great clamor: and the scribes of the Pharisees' part stood up, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: and if a spirit hath spoken to him, or an angel, let us not fight against God.

23:10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should be torn in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the castle.

23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified concerning me at Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

23:13 And they were more than forty that had made this conspiracy.

23:14 And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.

23:15 Now therefore do ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you tomorrow, as though ye would judge of his case more exactly: and we, before he comes near, are ready to slay him.

23:16 But Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, and he came and entered into the castle and told Paul.

23:17 And Paul called unto him one of the centurions, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain; for he hath something to tell him.

23:18 So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and saith, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and asked me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say to thee.

23:19 And the chief captain took him by the hand, and going aside asked him privately, What is it that thou hast to tell me?

23:20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to ask thee to bring down Paul tomorrow unto the council, as though they wouldest inquire somewhat more exactly concerning him.

23:21 Do not thou therefore yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves under a curse, neither to eat nor to drink till they have slain him: and now are they ready, looking for the promise from thee.

23:22 So the chief captain let the young man go, charging him, Tell no man that thou hast signified these things to me.

23:23 And he called unto him certain two of the centurions, and said, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night:

23:24 and he bade them provide beasts, that they might set Paul thereon, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.

23:25 And he wrote a letter after this form:

23:26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix, greeting.

23:27 This man was seized by the Jews, and was about to be slain of them, when I came upon them with the soldiers and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.

23:28 And desiring to know the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him down unto their council:

23:29 whom I found to be accused about questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.

23:30 And when it was shown to me that a plot was about to be executed against the man by the Jews, I sent him to thee forthwith, charging his accusers also to speak what they had against him before thee. Farewell.

23:31 So the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.

23:32 But on the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle:

23:33 and they, when they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, presented Paul also before him.

23:34 And when the governor had read it, he asked of what province he was; and when he understood that he was of Cilicia,

23:35 I will hear thee fully, said he, when thine accusers also are come: and he commanded him to be kept in Herod's palace.

Acts Chapter 24↑

24:1 And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with the elders, and with an orator, one Tertullus; and they informed the governor against Paul.

24:2 And when he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy much peace, and that by thy providence worthy deeds are done for this nation,

24:3 we accept it in all ways and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness.

24:4 But, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I entreat thee to hear us of thy clemency a few words.

24:5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of insurrection among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

24:6 who moreover assayed to profane the temple: whom also we took, and would have judged according to our law.

24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,

24:8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee, from whom thou wilt be able, by examining him thyself, to take knowledge of all these things whereof we accuse him.

24:9 And the Jews also assented, affirming that these things were so.

24:10 And when the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, Paul answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully make my defense:

24:11 seeing that thou canst take knowledge that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem:

24:12 and neither in the temple did they find me disputing with any man or stirring up a crowd, nor in the synagogues, nor in the city.

24:13 Neither can they prove(S1550, [against] me) the things whereof they now accuse me.

24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call a sect, so serve I the God of our fathers, believing all things which are written throughout the law and in the prophets;

24:15 having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have a conscience void of offense toward God and men always.

24:17 Now after some years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:

24:18 amidst which certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, with no crowd, nor yet with tumult,

24:19 who ought to (S1550, be)have been here before thee, and to make accusation, if they have aught against me.

24:20 Or else let these men themselves say, if they have found any wrongdoing in me when I stood before the council,

24:21 except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am (Lit., judged)called in question by you this day.

24:22 And when Felix heard these things, having more exact knowledge concerning the way, he deferred them, saying, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will determine your matter.

24:23 And he gave order to the centurion that Paul should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister or come unto him.

24:24 But after certain days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.

24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

24:26 And he hoped withal that money would be given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

24:27 But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus; and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.

Acts Chapter 25↑

25:1 Festus therefore, having come into the province, after three days went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.

25:2 And the high priest and the principal men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they besought him,

25:3 asking a favor against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem; laying a plot to kill him on the way.

25:4 Howbeit Festus answered, that Paul was kept in charge in Caesarea, and that he himself was about to depart thither shortly.

25:5 Let them therefore that are of power among you, saith he, go down with me, and if there is any wickedness(S1550, omits wickedness) in this man, let them accuse him.

25:6 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and on the morrow he sat on the judgment seat, and commanded Paul to be brought.

25:7 And when he was come, the Jews that had come down from Jerusalem stood round about, bringing many and grievous charges against Paul, which they could not prove;

25:8 while he said in his defense, Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I sinned at all.

25:9 But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

25:10 But Paul said, I am standing before Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou also very well knowest.

25:11 For if I am a wrongdoer, and have committed anything worthy of death, I refuse not to die; but if none of those things is true whereof these accuse me, no man can give me up unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

25:12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Thou hast appealed unto Caesar: unto Caesar shalt thou go.

25:13 Now when certain days were passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea, and saluted Festus.

25:14 And as they tarried there many days, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix;

25:15 about whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, asking for judgment against him.

25:16 To whom I answered, that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man to destruction, before that the accused have the accusers face to face, and have had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.

25:17 When therefore they were come together here, I made no delay, but on the next day sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought.

25:18 Concerning whom, when the accusers stood up, they brought against him no charge of such things as I supposed;

25:19 but had certain questions against him of their own religion, and of one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

25:20 And I, being perplexed how to inquire concerning this, asked whether he would go to Jerusalem and there be judged of these matters.

25:21 But when Paul had appealed to be kept for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be kept till I should send him to Caesar.

25:22 And Agrippa said unto Festus, I also could wish to hear the man myself. And he saith, Tomorrow thou shalt hear him.

25:23 So on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and they were entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains also, and they that were the principal men of the city, at the command of Festus Paul was brought in.

25:24 And Festus saith, King Agrippa, and all men who are here present with us, ye behold this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews made suit to me, both at Jerusalem and here, crying out that he ought not to live any longer.

25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and as even he himself appealed to the emperor I determined to send him.

25:26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and especially before thee, king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I may have somewhat to write.

25:27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable, in sending a prisoner, not withal to signify the charges against him.

Acts Chapter 26↑

26:1 And Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth his hand, and made his defense:

26:2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, that I am to make my defense before thee this day touching all the things whereof I am accused by the Jews:

26:3 especially (S1550, [because] thou art)knowing thee to be expert(Or, acquainted) in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

26:4 My manner of life then from my youth up, which was from the beginning among mine own nation in Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

26:5 having knowledge of me from the first, if they be willing to testify, that after the straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

26:6 And now I stand here to be judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto the fathers;

26:7 unto which promise our twelve tribes, earnestly serving God night and day, hope to attain. And concerning this hope I am accused, King Agrippa, by the Jews.

26:8 Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?

26:9 I, indeed, therefore, thought with myself that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

26:10 And this I also did in Jerusalem: and I shut up many of the saints in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, and when they were put to death I gave my vote against them.

26:11 And punishing them oftentimes in all the synagogues, I strove to make them blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto foreign cities.

26:12 Whereupon also, as I journeyed to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,

26:13 at midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them that journeyed with me.

26:14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew language, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the goads.

26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

26:16 But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things which thou hast seen, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee;

26:17 delivering thee from the people, and the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

26:18 to open their eyes and(S1550, omits and) to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

26:19 Wherefore, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

26:20 but declared(S1550, have been declaring) to them of Damascus first, and at Jerusalem, and to all the country of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

26:21 For this cause the Jews seized me in the temple, and assayed to kill me.

26:22 Having therefore obtained the help that is from God, I stand unto this day testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses did say should come;

26:23 how that the Christ must suffer, and how that he first by the resurrection of the dead should proclaim light to the people and to the Gentiles.

26:24 And as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art mad; thy much learning is turning thee mad.

26:25 But he saith, I am not mad, most excellent Festus; but speak forth words of truth and soberness.

26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, unto whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things is hidden from him; for this hath not been done in a corner.

26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

26:28 And Agrippa said unto Paul, In a little time thou persuadest me to become a Christian!

26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that whether in a little time or in much, not thou only, but also all that hear me this day, might become such as I am, except these bonds.

26:30 And when he had spoken these things, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

26:31 and when they had withdrawn, they spake one to another, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

26:32 And Agrippa said unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

Acts Chapter 27↑

27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band.

27:2 And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, we, being about to sail by the places on the coast of Asia, put to sea, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

27:3 And the next day we touched at Sidon: and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go unto his friends and refresh himself.

27:4 And putting to sea from thence, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27:5 And when we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

27:7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and were come with difficulty over against Cnidus, the wind not further suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete, over against Salmone;

27:8 and with difficulty coasting along it we came unto a certain place called Fair Havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

27:9 And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them,

27:10 and said unto them, Men, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the lading and the ship, but also of our lives.

27:11 But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

27:12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to put to sea from thence also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there; which is a haven of Crete, looking southwest and northwest.

27:13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore.

27:14 But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euroclydon:

27:15 and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

27:16 And running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat:

27:17 and when they had hoisted it up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should be cast upon the Syrtis Sands, they lowered the gear, and so were driven.

27:18 And as we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw the freight overboard;

27:19 and the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

27:20 And when neither sun nor stars shone upon us for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was now(Or, finally) taken away.

27:21 Now when they had been long without food, then Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Men, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have set sail from Crete, and have gotten this injury and loss.

27:22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer; for there shall be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

27:23 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God whose I am, and whom I serve,

27:24 saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar: and lo, God hath graciously granted thee all them that sail with thee.

27:25 Wherefore, men, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it hath been spoken unto me.

27:26 But we must be cast upon a certain island.

27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven to and fro in the sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some country:

27:28 and they sounded, and found twenty fathoms; and after a little space, they sounded again, and found fifteen fathoms.

27:29 And fearing lest haply we(S1550, they) should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day.

27:30 And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under color as though they would lay out anchors from the foreship,

27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

27:32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

27:33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take some food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing.

27:34 Wherefore I beseech you to take some food: for this is for your safety(Or, salvation): for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.

27:35 And when he had said this, and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all; and he brake it, and began to eat.

27:36 Then were they all of good cheer, and themselves also took food.

27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

27:39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they perceived a certain bay with a beach, into which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust forward the ship.

27:40 And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time loosing the bands of the rudders; and hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach.

27:41 But lighting upon a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the foreship struck and remained unmoveable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves.

27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

27:43 But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stayed them from their purpose; and commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves overboard first and get to the land;

27:44 and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all (Or, were saved upon)escaped safe to the land.

Acts Chapter 28↑

28:1 And when they were escaped(Or, saved), then they knew that the island was called Melita.

28:2 And the barbarians showed us no common kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

28:3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out by reason of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

28:4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hanging from his hand, they said one to another, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he (Or, was saved)hath escaped from the sea, yet justice hath not suffered to live.

28:5 Howbeit he shook off the beast into the fire, and took no harm.

28:6 But they expected that he would have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but when they were long in expectation and beheld nothing amiss come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

28:7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius; who received us, and entertained us three days courteously.

28:8 And it was so, that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery: unto whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laying his hands on him healed him.

28:9 When this therefore was done, the rest also that had diseases in the island came, and were cured:

28:10 who also honored us with many honors; and when we sailed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

28:11 And after three months we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was The Twin Brothers.

28:12 And touching at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

28:13 And from thence we made a circuit, and arrived at Rhegium: and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli;

28:14 where we found brethren, and were entreated to tarry with them seven days: and so we came to Rome.

28:15 And from thence the brethren, when they heard of us, came forth to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the chief of the camp: but Paul was suffered to abide by himself with the soldier that guarded him.

28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called together those that were the chief of the Jews: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men, brethren, though I had done nothing against the people, or the customs of our fathers, yet was delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans:

28:18 who, when they had examined me, desired to set me at liberty, because there was no cause of death in me.

28:19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had aught whereof to accuse my nation.

28:20 For this cause therefore did I entreat you to see and to speak with me: for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

28:21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters from Judea concerning thee, nor did any of the brethren come hither and report or speak any harm of thee.

28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, it is known to us that everywhere it is spoken against.

28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded the matter, testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.

28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers,

28:26 saying, Go thou unto this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

28:27 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest haply they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn again, and I should heal them.

28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles: they will also hear.

28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, having much disputing among themselves.

28:30 And Paul abode two whole years in his own hired dwelling, and received all that went in unto him,

28:31 preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness, none forbidding him.

Romans

Romans Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

1:2 which he promised afore through his prophets in the holy scriptures,

1:3 concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,

1:4 who was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead; even Jesus Christ our Lord,

1:5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience to(Or, [which consists] of) faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;

1:6 among whom are ye also, called to be Jesus Christ's:

1:7 to all that are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is proclaimed throughout the whole world.

1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you,

1:10 always in my prayers making request, if by any means now at length I may be prospered by the will of God to come unto you.

1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

1:12 that is, that I may be comforted together among you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

1:13 And I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you (and was hindered hitherto), that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles.

1:14 I am debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise.

1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you also that are in Rome.

1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

1:17 For therein is revealed the(Or, a) righteousness of God by faith to faith: as it is written, But the righteous by faith shall live.

1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness;

1:19 because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.

1:20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity(Or, Godhead); that they may be without excuse:

1:21 because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.

1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1:23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and of four-footed beasts, and of creeping things.

1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:

1:25 for that they exchanged the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:

1:27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.

1:28 And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

1:29 being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

1:30 backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

1:31 without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

1:32 who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practice them.

Romans Chapter 2↑

2:1 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practice the same things.

2:2 And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that practice such things.

2:3 And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest them that practice such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

2:5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

2:6 who will render to every man according to his works:

2:7 to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life:

2:8 but unto them that are factious(Or, self-seeking), and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, shall be indignation and wrath,

2:9 tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek;

2:10 but glory and honor and peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek:

2:11 for there is no respect of persons with God.

2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned under law shall be judged by law;

2:13 for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified;

2:14 (for when Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not having a law, are a law unto themselves;

2:15 in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness with them, and between their thoughts accusing or also excusing one another.

2:16 in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men, according to my gospel, through Jesus Christ.

2:17 Behold, thou bearest the name of a Jew, and restest upon the law, and gloriest in God,

2:18 and knowest his will, and approvest the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the law,

2:19 and art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them that are in darkness,

2:20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;

2:21 thou therefore that teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

2:22 thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou rob temples?

2:23 thou who gloriest in law, through thy transgression of the law dishonorest thou God?

2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you, even as it is written.

2:25 For circumcision indeed profiteth, if thou be a doer of law: but if thou be a transgressor of law, thy circumcision is become uncircumcision.

2:26 If therefore the uncircumcision keep the ordinances of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be reckoned for circumcision?

2:27 and shall not the uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who through the letter and circumcision art a transgressor of the law?

2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh:

2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Romans Chapter 3↑

3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what is the profit of circumcision?

3:2 Much every way: for first of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make of none effect the faithfulness of God?

3:4 Far be it! yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest prevail when thou comest into judgment.

3:5 But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts the wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)

3:6 Far be it! for then how shall God judge the world?

3:7 For if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner?

3:8 and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose judgment is just.

3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin;

3:10 as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;

3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God;

3:12 They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not so much as one:

3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit: the poison of asps is under their lips:

3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood;

3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;

3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:

3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it speaketh to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may (Or, become accountable to)be brought under the judgment of God:

3:20 because by the works of law shall no flesh be justified in his sight; for through law cometh the knowledge of sin.

3:21 But now apart from the law the(Or, a) righteousness of God hath been manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

3:22 even the(Or, a) righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and upon all them that believe; for there is no distinction;

3:23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

3:25 whom God set forth to be a propitiation, through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime,

3:26 in the forbearance of God; for showing, I say, his righteousness at this present season: that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus.

3:27 Where then is the glorying? It is excluded. By what manner of law? of works? Nay: but by a law of faith.

3:28 We reckon therefore that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.

3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only? is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yea, of Gentiles also:

3:30 since indeed it is one God who shall justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcision through faith.

3:31 Do we then make law of none effect through faith? Far be it! Nay, we establish law.

Romans Chapter 4↑

4:1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our father, hath found according to the flesh?

4:2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he hath whereof to boast; but not toward God.

4:3 For what saith the scripture? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

4:4 Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt.

4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reckoned for righteousness.

4:6 Even as David also doth speak of the blessedness of the man, unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,

4:7 saying, Blessed are they whose lawless acts are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not reckon sin.

4:9 Is this blessing then pronounced upon the circumcision, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

4:10 How then was it reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision:

4:11 and he received a sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision: that he might be the father of all them that believe through uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned unto them also;

4:12 and the father of circumcision to them who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had in uncircumcision.

4:13 For not through law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

4:14 For if they that are of law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of none effect:

4:15 for the law worketh wrath; for where there is no law, neither is there transgression.

4:16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

4:17 (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were.

4:18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.

4:19 And without being weakened in faith he considered not his own body already become dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb;

4:20 yet, looking unto the promise of God, he wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God,

4:21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

4:22 Wherefore also it was reckoned unto him for righteousness.

4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was reckoned unto him;

4:24 but for our sake also, unto whom it is to be reckoned, who believe on him that raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,

4:25 who was delivered up because of our trespasses, and was raised because of our justification.

Romans Chapter 5↑

5:1 Having been justified, then, by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

5:2 through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice(Lit., boast) in hope of the glory of God.

5:3 And not only so, but we also rejoice(Lit., boast) in tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh steadfastness;

5:4 and steadfastness, approvedness; and approvedness, hope:

5:5 and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us.

5:6 For in our being still weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly.

5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: for peradventure for the good man someone would even dare to die.

5:8 But God commendeth his own love toward us, that, in our being still sinners, Christ died for us.

5:9 Much more then, having been justified now by his blood, shall we be saved through him from the wrath.

5:10 For if, being enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by his life;

5:11 and not only so, but we also rejoice(Lit., boast) in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

5:12 Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned—

5:13 for until law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a figure of him that was to come.

5:15 But not as the trespass, so also is the gracious gift. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God, and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound unto the many.

5:16 And not as through one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment came of one unto condemnation, but the gracious gift came of many trespasses unto justification.

5:17 For if, by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; much more shall they that receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, even Jesus Christ.

5:18 So then as through one trespass the judgment came unto all men to condemnation; even so through one act of righteousness the gracious gift came unto all men to justification of life.

5:19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were constituted sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be constituted righteous.

5:20 And law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly:

5:21 that, as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans Chapter 6↑

6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

6:2 Far be it. We who died to sin, how shall we any longer live therein?

6:3 Or are ye ignorant that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?

6:4 We were buried therefore with him through the baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.

6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection;

6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

6:7 For he that hath died hath been justified from sin.

6:8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him;

6:9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him.

6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

6:11 Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof:

6:13 neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but present yourselves unto God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace.

6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? Far be it.

6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves as servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

6:17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye have obeyed from the heart that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;

6:18 and being made free from sin, ye became servants of righteousness.

6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification.

6:20 For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free in regard of righteousness.

6:21 What fruit then had ye at that time in the things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

6:22 But now having been freed from sin and having become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.

6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans Chapter 7↑

7:1 Or are ye ignorant, brethren (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law hath dominion over a man for so long time as he liveth?

7:2 For the woman that hath a husband is bound by law to the husband while he liveth; but if the husband die, she is discharged from the law of the husband.

7:3 So then if, while the husband liveth, she be joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if the husband die, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she be joined to another man.

7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God.

7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were through the law, wrought in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

7:6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that wherein we were held; so that we may serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.

7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Far be it. Howbeit, I had not known sin, except through law: for I had not known coveting, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet:

7:8 but sin, finding occasion, wrought in me through the commandment all manner of coveting: for apart from law sin is dead.

7:9 And I was alive apart from law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died;

7:10 and the commandment, which was unto life, this I found to be unto death:

7:11 for sin, finding occasion, through the commandment beguiled me, and through it slew me.

7:12 So that the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

7:13 Hath then that which is good become death unto me? Far be it. But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good—that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful.

7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

7:15 For that which I do I know not: for not what I would, that do I practice; but what I hate, that I do.

7:16 But if what I would not, that I do, I consent unto the law that it is good.

7:17 So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.

7:18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me, but to do that which is good I find not.

7:19 For the good which I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practice.

7:20 But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwelleth in me.

7:21 I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present with me.

7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

7:23 but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

7:24 Wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?

7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I of myself with the mind, indeed, serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans Chapter 8↑

8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.

8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and (Or, [as an offering] for sin)concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

8:4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:5 For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:

8:7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be:

8:8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

8:9 But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

8:10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness.

8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwelleth in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall give life also to your mortal bodies by(S1550, because of) his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

8:12 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:

8:13 for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

8:15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received (Or, the Spirit)a spirit of adoption as sons, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:

8:17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.

8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward.

8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.

8:20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it in hope;

8:21 because the creation itself also shall be delivered(Or, set free) from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.

8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

8:23 And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption as sons, to wit, the redemption of our body.

8:24 For in hope were we saved: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

8:25 But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

8:26 And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered;

8:27 and he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because it maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

8:28 And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.

8:29 For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren:

8:30 and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him (Lit., graciously grant)freely give us all things?

8:33 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth;

8:34 who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that was also raised, who is also at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

8:36 Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans Chapter 9↑

9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,

9:2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.

9:3 For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren's sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

9:4 who are Israelites; whose is the adoption as sons, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

9:5 whose are the fathers, and of whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

9:6 But it is not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:

9:7 neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

9:8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.

9:9 For this is the word of promise, According to this season will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.

9:10 And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, even by our father Isaac—

9:11 for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,

9:12 it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

9:13 Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.

9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Far be it.

9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.

9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.

9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth.

9:18 So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will he hardeneth.

9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?

9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

9:21 Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?

9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction:

9:23 and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,

9:24 even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?

9:25 As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; and her beloved, that was not beloved.

9:26 And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there shall they be called sons of the living God.

9:27 And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the sons of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved:

9:28 for he is finishing the matter and cutting it short in righteousness; because the Lord will make it a matter cut short upon the earth.

9:29 And, as Isaiah hath said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had become as Sodom, and had been made like unto Gomorrah.

9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:

9:31 but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at a law of righteousness.

9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works of law. For they stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

9:33 even as it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense: and every one who believeth on him shall not be put to shame.

Romans Chapter 10↑

10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God for Israel is that they may be saved.

10:2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

10:3 For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

10:4 For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth.

10:5 For Moses writeth about the righteousness which is of the law, The man that doeth those things shall live thereby(Or, in them).

10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith saith thus, Say not in thy heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down:)

10:7 or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)

10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach:

10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:

10:10 for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

10:11 For the scripture saith, Every one who believeth on him shall not be put to shame.

10:12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him:

10:13 for, every one—whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

10:15 and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

10:16 But they did not all hearken to the glad tidings. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

10:17 So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

10:18 But I say, Did they not hear? Yea, verily, their sound went out into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

10:19 But I say, Did Israel not know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy with that which is no nation, with a nation void of understanding will I anger you.

10:20 And Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.

10:21 But as to Israel he saith, All the day long did I spread out my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

Romans Chapter 11↑

11:1 I say then, Did God cast off his people? Far be it. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

11:2 God did not cast off his people which he foreknew. Or know ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he pleadeth with God against Israel, saying,

11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and dug down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

11:4 But what saith the divine answer unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

11:7 What then? That which Israel seeketh for, that he obtained not; but the election obtained it, and the rest were hardened:

11:8 according as it is written, God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, unto this very day.

11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling block, and a recompense unto them:

11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow thou down their back always.

11:11 I say then, Did they stumble that they might fall? Far be it: but by their fall(Lit., trespass) salvation is come unto the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.

11:12 Now if their fall(Lit., trespass) is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?

11:13 For I speak to you that are Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;

11:14 if by any means I may provoke to jealousy them that are my flesh, and may save some of them.

11:15 For if the (Or, rejection)casting away of them is the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

11:16 And if the firstfruit is holy, so is the lump: and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

11:17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive, wast grafted in among them, and didst become partaker with them of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree;

11:18 glory(Lit., boast) not over the branches: but if thou gloriest(Lit., boast), it is not thou that bearest the root, but the root thee.

11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.

11:20 Well; by their unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by thy faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

11:21 for if God spared not the natural branches, perhaps he will also not spare thee.

11:22 Behold then the goodness and severity of God: toward them that fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

11:23 And they also, if they continue not in their unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

11:24 For if thou wast cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and wast grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more shall these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

11:25 For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant of this mystery(Or, secret), lest ye be wise in your own conceits, that a hardening in part hath befallen Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in;

11:26 and so all Israel shall be saved: even as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer; and he shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

11:27 And this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

11:28 As touching the gospel, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.

11:29 For the gracious gifts and the calling of God are not repented of.

11:30 For as ye also in time past were disobedient(Or, unbelieving) to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience(Or, unbelief),

11:31 even so have these also now been disobedient(Or, unbelieving), that by the mercy shown to you they also may obtain mercy.

11:32 For God hath shut up all unto disobedience(Or, unbelief), that he might have mercy upon all.

11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor?

11:35 or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

11:36 For out of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.

Romans Chapter 12↑

12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service;

12:2 and be not fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but so to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.

12:4 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:

12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another.

12:6 And having gracious gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

12:7 or ministry, let us give ourselves to our ministry; or he that teacheth, to his teaching;

12:8 or he that exhorteth, to his exhorting: he that giveth, let him do it with liberality(Or, sincerity); he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.

12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

12:10 In love of the brethren be tenderly affectioned one to another; in honor preferring one another;

12:11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord(S1550, season);

12:12 rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer;

12:13 communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

12:14 Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not.

12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice; and weep with them that weep.

12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to things that are lowly. Be not wise in your own conceits.

12:17 Render to no man evil for evil. Take thought for things honorable(Or, good) in the sight of all men.

12:18 If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.

12:19 Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath of God: for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

12:20 If therefore thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans Chapter 13↑

13:1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

13:2 Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment.

13:3 For rulers are not a terror to the good works, but to the evil. And wouldest thou have no fear of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same:

13:4 for he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him that doeth evil.

13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

13:6 For for this cause ye pay tribute also; for they are ministers of God's service, attending continually upon this very thing.

13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

13:8 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled law.

13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

13:10 Love worketh no ill to his(Lit., the) neighbor: love therefore is the fulfillment of law.

13:11 And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for us to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed.

13:12 The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

13:13 Let us walk becomingly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy.

13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Romans Chapter 14↑

14:1 But him that is weak in faith receive ye, yet not for decision of scruples.

14:2 One man hath faith to eat all things: but he that is weak eateth herbs.

14:3 Let not him that eateth set at nought him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

14:4 Who art thou that judgest the servant of another? to his own lord he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be made to stand; for God is able to make him stand.

14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.

14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, unto the Lord he regardeth it not. He that eateth, eateth unto the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, unto the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and none dieth to himself.

14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

14:10 But thou, why dost thou judge thy brother? or thou again, why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to God.

14:12 So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God.

14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge ye this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion of falling.

14:14 I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself: save that to him who accounteth anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

14:15 But if because of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer in love. Destroy not with thy meat him for whom Christ died.

14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

14:18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is well-pleasing to God, and approved of men.

14:19 So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

14:20 Overthrow not for meat's sake the work of God. All things indeed are clean; howbeit it is evil for that man who eateth with offense.

14:21 It is good not to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is weak.

14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that judgeth not himself in that which he approveth.

14:23 But he that doubteth is condemned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith; and whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Romans Chapter 15↑

15:1 Now we that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

15:2 For let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.

15:3 For Christ also pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell upon me.

15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written aforetime for our learning, that through patience and comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

15:5 Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus:

15:6 that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received us, to the glory of God.

15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ hath been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given unto the fathers,

15:9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, Therefore will I give praise(Or, confess) unto thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and praise him, all ye peoples.

15:12 And again, Isaiah saith, There shall be the root of Jesse, and he that ariseth to rule over the Gentiles; on him shall the Gentiles hope.

15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

15:15 But I have written the more boldly unto you, brethren, in some measure, as putting you again in remembrance, because of the grace that was given me of God,

15:16 that I should be a minister of Jesus Christ unto the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

15:17 I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God.

15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any things save those which Christ wrought through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,

15:19 in power of signs and wonders, in power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about even unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ;

15:20 yea, making it my aim so to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build upon another man's foundation;

15:21 but, as it is written, To whom no tidings of him came, they shall see, and they who have not heard shall understand.

15:22 Wherefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you:

15:23 but now, having no more any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come unto you,

15:24 whensoever I go unto Spain, I will come to you (for I hope to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first in some measure I shall have been satisfied with your company)—

15:25 but now, I say, I go unto Jerusalem, ministering unto the saints.

15:26 For it hath been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints that are at Jerusalem.

15:27 Yea, it hath been their good pleasure; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to minister unto them in carnal things.

15:28 When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by you unto Spain.

15:29 And I know that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

15:31 that I may be delivered from them that (Or, are disobedient)do not believe in Judea, and that my ministration which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;

15:32 that I may come unto you in joy through the will of God, and together with you find rest.

15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Romans Chapter 16↑

16:1 I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church that is at Cenchreae:

16:2 that ye receive her in the Lord, worthily of the saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever matter she may have need of you: for she herself also hath been a helper of many, and of mine own self.

16:3 Salute Priscilla and Aquila my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

16:4 who for my life laid down their own necks; unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles:

16:5 and salute the church that is in their house. Salute Epaenetus my beloved, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

16:6 Salute Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.

16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsfolk, and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also have been in Christ before me.

16:8 Salute Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

16:9 Salute Urbanus our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

16:10 Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Salute them that are of the household of Aristobulus.

16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Salute them of the household of Narcissus, that are in the Lord.

16:12 Salute Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Salute Persis the beloved, who labored much in the Lord.

16:13 Salute Rufus the chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren that are with them.

16:15 Salute Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints that are with them.

16:16 Salute one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them.

16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.

16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I rejoice therefore over you: but I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple unto that which is evil.

16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

16:21 Timothy my fellow worker, and Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

16:22 I Tertius, who wrote the epistle, salute you in the Lord.

16:23 Gaius my host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the steward of the city saluteth you, and Quartus the brother.

16:24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery(Or, secret) which hath been kept in silence through the times of the ages,

16:26 but now is manifested, and through prophetic scriptures, according to the commandment of the eternal God, is made known unto all the nations unto obedience to(Or, [which consists] of) faith:

16:27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians Chapter 1↑

1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1:2 unto the church of God which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both their Lord and ours:

1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus;

1:5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;

1:6 even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:

1:7 so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1:8 who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye be unreprovable in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1:9 God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1:11 For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them that are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1:12 Now this I mean(Lit., say), that each one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized into the name of Paul?

1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius;

1:15 lest any man should say that I had baptized into mine own name.

1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.

1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words(Or, speech), lest the cross of Christ should be made void.

1:18 For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.

1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning will I (Or, reject)bring to nought.

1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this age? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1:21 For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God's good pleasure through the foolishness of the preaching to save them that believe.

1:22 Seeing that Jews ask for a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom:

1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumbling block, and unto Greeks foolishness;

1:24 but unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1:26 For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;

1:28 and the base things of the world, and the things that are despised, did God choose, yea and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought the things that are:

1:29 that no flesh should boast before him.

1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and(Or, both) righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

1:31 that, according as it is written, He that boasteth, let him boast in the Lord.

1 Corinthians Chapter 2↑

2:1 And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

2:4 And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

2:5 that your faith should not stand(Lit., be) in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2:6 We speak wisdom, however, among them that are full-grown(Or, mature): yet a wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who come to nought:

2:7 but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery(Or, secret), even the wisdom that hath been hidden, which God foreordained before the ages unto our glory:

2:8 which none of the rulers of this age hath known: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory:

2:9 but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, and which entered not into the heart of man, the things which God prepared for them that love him.

2:10 But unto us God revealed them through his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

2:11 For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.

2:12 But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were graciously given to us of God.

2:13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; combining(Or, comparing) spiritual things with spiritual words.

2:14 Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.

2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.

2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians Chapter 3↑

3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ.

3:2 I fed you with milk, and not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able;

3:3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there are among you jealousy and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?

3:4 For when one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom ye believed; and to each as the Lord gave?

3:6 I planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

3:7 So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.

3:9 For we are God's fellow workers: ye are God's husbandry, God's building.

3:10 According to the grace of God which was given unto me, as a wise master builder I have laid a foundation; and another buildeth thereon. But let each man take heed how he buildeth thereon.

3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

3:12 But if any man buildeth on this foundation gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, stubble;

3:13 each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.

3:14 If any man's work abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward.

3:15 If any man's work shall be burned up, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

3:16 Know ye not that ye are a temple(Lit., sanctuary) of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

3:17 If any man destroyeth the temple(Lit., sanctuary) of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple(Lit., sanctuary) of God is holy, and such are ye.

3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness:

3:20 and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.

3:21 Wherefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours;

3:22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

3:23 and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

1 Corinthians Chapter 4↑

4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries(Or, secrets) of God.

4:2 And moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment(Lit., day): yea, I judge not mine own self.

4:4 For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

4:5 Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.

4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not to think beyond that which is written; that no one of you be puffed up for the one against the other.

4:7 For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? but if thou didst receive it, why dost thou boast as if thou hadst not received it?

4:8 Already are ye filled, already ye are become rich, ye have come to reign without us: yea and I would that ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.

4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the (Or, last apostles)apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, both to angels and men.

4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye have glory, but we have dishonor.

4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

4:12 and we toil, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;

4:13 being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, even until now.

4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I admonish you.

4:15 For though ye have ten thousand tutors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I begat you through the gospel.

4:16 I beseech you therefore, be ye imitators of me.

4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who shall put you in remembrance of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every church.

4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.

4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of them that are puffed up, but the power.

4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

4:21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?

1 Corinthians Chapter 5↑

5:1 It is (Lit., heard everywhere)actually reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not even named among the Gentiles, that one of you hath his father's wife.

5:2 And ye are puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he that had done this deed might be taken away from among you.

5:3 For I verily, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing,

5:4 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:5 to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

5:6 Your boasting is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed for us, even Christ:

5:8 wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

5:9 I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;

5:10 yet not at all meaning with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or with extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world:

5:11 but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.

5:12 For what have I to do with judging them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?

5:13 But them that are without God shall judge. And ye shall put away the wicked man from among yourselves.

1 Corinthians Chapter 6↑

6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?

6:2 Know ye not that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world is judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more, things that pertain to this life?

6:4 If then ye have to judge things pertaining to this life, you set them to judge who are (Or, despised)of no account in the church!

6:5 I say this to move you to shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to decide between his brethren,

6:6 but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

6:7 Already indeed then, it is altogether a defect in you, that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded?

6:8 Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and these things ye do to your brethren.

6:9 Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those sodomized, nor those sodomizing,

6:10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards; not revilers, nor extortioners—they shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

6:11 And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.

6:12 All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.

6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body:

6:14 and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up us through his power.

6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? Far be it.

6:16 Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.

6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

6:19 Or know ye not that your body is a temple(Or, sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;

6:20 for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians Chapter 7↑

7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

7:2 But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

7:4 The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.

7:5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent for a season, that ye may give yourselves unto fasting and prayer, and may come together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.

7:6 But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. Howbeit each man hath his own gift from God, one after this manner, and another after that.

7:8 But I say to the unmarried and to widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.

7:9 But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

7:10 But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband

7:11 (but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife.

7:12 But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her.

7:13 And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

7:15 Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us in peace.

7:16 For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O husband, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

7:17 Only, as God hath distributed to each man, as the Lord hath called each, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all the churches.

7:18 Was any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Was any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but the keeping of the commandments of God.

7:20 Let each man abide in that calling wherein he was called.

7:21 Wast thou called being a bondservant? care not for it: nay, if also thou canst become free, use it rather.

7:22 For he that was called in the Lord being a bondservant, is the Lord's freedman: likewise also he that was called being free, is Christ's bondservant.

7:23 Ye were bought with a price; become not bondservants of men.

7:24 Brethren, let each man, wherein he was called, therein abide with God.

7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be trustworthy.

7:26 I think therefore that this is good by reason of the distress that is upon us, namely, that it is good for a man to be as he is.

7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

7:28 But shouldest thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Yet such shall have tribulation in the flesh: and I would spare you.

7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is shortened: henceforth it is such that both those that have wives may be as though they had none;

7:30 and those that weep, as though they wept not; and those that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and those that buy, as though they possessed not;

7:31 and those that use this world, as not using it to the full: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

7:32 But I would have you to be free from cares. He that is unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord:

7:33 but he that is married is careful for the things of the world, how he shall please his wife.

7:34 There is a difference between both the wife and the virgin. The unmarried is careful for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married is careful for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband.

7:35 And this I say for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is seemly, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

7:36 But if any man thinketh that he behaveth himself unseemly toward his virgin, if she be past the flower of her age, and if need so requireth, let him do what he will; he sinneth not; let them marry.

7:37 But he that standeth steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power as touching his own will, and hath determined this in his heart, to keep his own virgin, doeth well.

7:38 So then even he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

7:39 A wife is bound by law for so long time as her husband liveth; but if her husband may sleep, she is free to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

7:40 But she is happier if she abide as she is, after my judgment: and I think that I also have the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians Chapter 8↑

8:1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth.

8:2 And if any man thinketh that he knoweth anything, he knoweth not anything yet as he ought to know;

8:3 but if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

8:4 Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.

8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

8:6 yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.

8:7 Howbeit there is not in all men that knowledge: but some, with conscience of the idol until now, eat as of a thing sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.

8:8 But food commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; nor, if we eat not, are we the worse.

8:9 But take heed lest by any means this privilege of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak.

8:10 For if a man see thee who hast knowledge sitting at meat in an idol's temple, will not his conscience, which is weak, be emboldened to eat things sacrificed to idols?

8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the brother that is weak perish, for whose sake Christ died?

8:12 And thus, sinning against the brethren, and wounding their conscience when it is weak, ye sin against Christ.

8:13 Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble.

1 Corinthians Chapter 9↑

9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

9:2 If to others I am not an apostle, yet doubtless I am to you; for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

9:3 My defense to them that examine me is this.

9:4 Have we no right to eat and to drink?

9:5 Have we no right to lead about a sister, a wife, even as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have we not a right to forbear working?

9:7 What soldier ever serveth at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

9:8 Do I speak these things after the manner of men? or saith not the law also the same?

9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the grain. Is it for the oxen that God careth,

9:10 or saith he it altogether for our sake? Yea, for our sake it was written: because he that ploweth ought to plow in hope, and he that thresheth in hope, ought to partake of his hope.

9:11 If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?

9:12 If others partake of this right over you, do not we yet more? Nevertheless we did not use this right; but we bear all things, that we may cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.

9:13 Know ye not that they that minister about sacred things eat of the things of the temple, and they that wait upon the altar have their portion with the altar?

9:14 Even so did the Lord ordain that they that proclaim the gospel should live of the gospel.

9:15 But I have used none of these things: and I write not these things that it may be so done in my case; for it were good for me rather to die, than that any man should make my boasting void.

9:16 For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of; for necessity is laid upon me; but woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.

9:17 For if I do this of mine own will, I have a reward: but if not of mine own will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, so as not to use to the full my right in the gospel.

9:19 For though I was free from all men, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.

9:20 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to them that are under law, as under law, that I might gain them that are under law;

9:21 to them that are without law, as without law, not being without law to God, but under law to Christ, that I might gain them that are without law.

9:22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

9:23 And I do this for the gospel's sake, that I may be a joint partaker thereof.

9:24 Know ye not that they that run in a race(Lit., stadium) run all, but one receiveth the prize? Even so run; that ye may attain.

9:25 And every man that striveth in the games exerciseth self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

9:26 I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air:

9:27 but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disapproved(Or, disqualified).

1 Corinthians Chapter 10↑

10:1 Now I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

10:2 and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

10:3 and did all eat the same spiritual food;

10:4 and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.

10:5 Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

10:9 Neither let us make trial of Christ, as some of them also made trial, and perished by the serpents.

10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and perished by the destroyer.

10:11 Now all these things happened unto them as examples; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.

10:14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ?

10:17 seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of the one bread.

10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh: have not they that eat the sacrifices communion with the altar?

10:19 What say I then? that an idol is anything, or that a thing sacrificed to idols is anything?

10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have communion with demons.

10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.

10:22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

10:23 All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but not all things edify.

10:24 Let no man seek his own, but each man another's good.

10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, eat, asking no question for conscience' sake;

10:26 for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.

10:27 And if one of them that believe not biddeth you to a feast, and ye are disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience' sake.

10:28 But if any man say unto you, This hath been sacrificed to idols, eat not, for his sake that showed it, and for conscience' sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof:

10:29 conscience, I say, not thine own, but the other's; for why is my liberty judged by another conscience?

10:30 For if I partake with thankfulness, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

10:32 Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God:

10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians Chapter 11↑

11:1 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.

11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her own head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven.

11:6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.

11:7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but a woman is the glory of a man.

11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man:

11:9 for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:

11:10 for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.

11:11 Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord.

11:12 For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God.

11:13 Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled?

11:14 Or doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

11:16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

11:17 But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.

11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it.

11:19 For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.

11:20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper:

11:21 for in your eating each one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

11:22 What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

11:23 For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread;

11:24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take; eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

11:25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.

11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

11:28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.

11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, since he discerneth not the body of the Lord.

11:30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

11:31 For if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.

11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened(Or, disciplined) of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another.

11:34 And if any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12↑

12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles led away unto those dumb idols, howsoever ye might be led.

12:3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus anathema; and no man can call Jesus Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.

12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

12:5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same Lord.

12:6 And there are diversities of workings, but it is the same God who worketh all things in all.

12:7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit to profit withal.

12:8 For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom; and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit:

12:9 and to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit;

12:10 and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; and to another diverse kinds of tongues; and to another the interpretation of tongues:

12:11 but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as it will.

12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of the one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ.

12:13 For by one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink into one Spirit.

12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?

12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?

12:18 But now hath God set the members each one of them in the body, even as it pleased him.

12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?

12:20 But now they are many members, but one body.

12:21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

12:22 Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:

12:23 and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;

12:24 whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked;

12:25 that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

12:26 And whether one member suffereth, all the members suffer with it; or one member is honored(Lit., glorified), all the members rejoice with it.

12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof.

12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, afterward miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diverse kinds of tongues.

12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

12:30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

12:31 But desire earnestly the better gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you.

1 Corinthians Chapter 13↑

13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

13:2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries(Or, secrets) and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

13:3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing.

13:4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

13:5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil;

13:6 rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth;

13:7 beareth(Or, covereth) all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

13:8 Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.

13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

13:10 yet when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child: but now that I am become a man, I have put away childish things.

13:12 For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.

13:13 But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians Chapter 14↑

14:1 Follow after love; yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

14:2 For he that speaketh in a tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth(Lit., heareth); but in spirit he speaketh mysteries(Or, secrets).

14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.

14:4 He that speaketh in a tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

14:5 Now I would have you all speak with tongues, but rather that ye should prophesy: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

14:6 But now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?

14:7 Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they give not a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself for war?

14:9 So also ye, unless ye utter by the tongue speech easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking into the air.

14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none (S1550, adds of them)of them is without signification.

14:11 If then I know not the meaning(Or, power) of the voice, I shall be to him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me.

14:12 So also ye, since ye are zealous of (Lit., spirits)spiritual gifts, seek that ye may abound unto the edifying of the church.

14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

14:14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

14:16 Else if thou bless with the spirit, how shall he that filleth the place of the unlearned say the Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he knoweth not what thou sayest?

14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

14:18 I thank my God—speaking with tongues more than you all:

14:19 howbeit in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

14:20 Brethren, be not children in mind: yet in malice be ye babes, but in mind be perfect(Or, mature).

14:21 In the law it is written, By men of strange tongues and by strange lips will I speak unto this people; and not even thus will they hear me, saith the Lord.

14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to the unbelieving: but prophesying is for a sign, not to the unbelieving, but to them that believe.

14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place and all speak with tongues, and there come in men unlearned or unbelieving, will they not say that ye are mad?

14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one unbelieving or unlearned, he is reproved by all, he is judged by all;

14:25 and thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so he will fall down on his face and worship God, declaring that God is among you indeed.

14:26 What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one of you hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

14:27 If any man speaketh in a tongue, let it be by two, or at the most three, and that in turn; and let one interpret:

14:28 but if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

14:29 And let the prophets speak by two or three, and let the others discern.

14:30 But if a revelation be made to another sitting by, let the first keep silence.

14:31 For ye all can prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted;

14:32 and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets;

14:33 for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but to be in subjection, as also saith the law.

14:35 And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for women to speak in the church.

14:36 Or was it from you that the word of God went forth? or came it unto you alone?

14:37 If any man thinketh himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him take knowledge of the things which I write unto you, that they are commandments of the Lord.

14:38 But if any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

14:39 Wherefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15↑

15:1 Now I make known unto you brethren, the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, wherein also ye have stood,

15:2 by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached unto you, except ye believed in vain.

15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

15:4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;

15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve;

15:6 then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some also are fallen asleep;

15:7 then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;

15:8 and last of all, as to the child untimely born, he appeared to me also.

15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not found vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

15:11 Whether then it be I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

15:12 Now if Christ is preached that he hath been raised from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised:

15:14 and if Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching vain, and your faith also is vain.

15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we witnessed of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead are not raised.

15:16 For if the dead are not raised, neither hath Christ been raised:

15:17 and if Christ hath not been raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

15:18 Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

15:19 If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.

15:20 But now hath Christ been raised from the dead; he became the firstfruits of them that are asleep.

15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; then they that are Christ's, at his coming.

15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall deliver up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have abolished all rule and all authority and power.

15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all his enemies under his feet.

15:26 The last enemy that shall be abolished is death.

15:27 For, He put all things in subjection under his feet. But when he saith, All things are put in subjection, it is evident that he is excepted who did subject all things unto him.

15:28 And when all things have been subjected unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subjected to him that did subject all things unto him, that God may be all in all.

15:29 Else what shall they do that are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead?

15:30 why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour?

15:31 I protest by (1550, our boasting)that boasting in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

15:32 If after the manner of men I fought with beasts at Ephesus, what doth it profit me, if the dead are not raised? Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.

15:33 Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals.

15:34 Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not; for some have no knowledge of God: I say this to move you to shame.

15:35 But someone will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner of body do they come?

15:36 Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened except it die:

15:37 and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;

15:38 but God giveth it a body even as it pleased him, and to each seed its own body.

15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another of fish, and another of birds.

15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.

15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

15:43 it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

15:44 it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is also a spiritual body.

15:45 So also it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul. The last Adam was made a life-giving spirit.

15:46 Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; then that which is spiritual.

15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery(Or, secret): We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed,

15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

15:54 But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is(Lit., was) swallowed up in victory.

15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory?

15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law:

15:57 but thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:58 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians Chapter 16↑

16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I gave order to the churches of Galatia, so also do ye.

16:2 Upon the first day of the week let each one of you lay by him in store, as he may be prospered, that no collections be made when I come.

16:3 And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve by letters, them will I send to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem:

16:4 and if it be meet for me to go also, they shall go with me.

16:5 But I will come unto you, when I shall have passed through Macedonia; for I pass through Macedonia;

16:6 but with you it may be that I shall abide, or even winter, that ye may set me forward on my journey whithersoever I go.

16:7 For I do not wish to see you now by the way; but I hope to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.

16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost;

16:9 for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

16:10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do:

16:11 let no man therefore despise him. But set him forward on his journey in peace, that he may come unto me: for I expect him with the brethren.

16:12 But as touching Apollos the brother, I besought him much to come unto you with the brethren: and it was not at all his will to come now; but he will come when he shall have opportunity.

16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

16:14 Let all that ye do be done in love.

16:15 Now I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have set themselves to minister unto the saints),

16:16 that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to everyone that helpeth in the work and laboreth.

16:17 And I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they supplied.

16:18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

16:20 All the brethren salute you. Salute one another with a holy kiss.

16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

16:22 If any man loveth not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema. Maranatha.

16:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.(S1550, Amen. The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas, and Fortunatus, and Achaicus, and Timotheus.)